2014 Clinet, Pomerol

SKU #1300966 94 points James Suckling

 A tight and subtle wine with very pretty ripe-fruit character and chocolate. Medium to full body. Needs time to open. Better in 2020.  (2/2017)

94 points Vinous

 The 2014 Clinet is powerful, deep and enveloping. Black cherry, smoke, graphite, chocolate and French oak give the wine its intensity and gravitas. Hints of lavender and violet develop in the glass, adding lovely aromatic nuance, but the 2014 remains a big, imposing wine in need of cellaring. This is impressive juice. Tasted two times. (AG) 94+  (2/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Dark in profile, featuring a steeped core of fig and blackberry fruit that melds with roasted apple wood and ganache notes through the finish. Shows plenty of muscle, but the refined structure leads to a very long finish, boding well for the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035. (JM)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2017 | Send Email
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This property was making fabulous wines in the '80s and slipped in the '90s. Now they are back and on top of their game. The Château Clinet 2014 is a blend of 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. A subtle wine with very pretty, ripe fruit character and chocolate nuances. Really is delicious and among my faves for the Right Bank 2014s.
Drink from 2017 to 2040

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/11/2017 | Send Email
This is clean, crisp and tightly wound with lots of ripe red fruit and iron minerality. There is great depth and wonderful tension in this classy and balanced wine of great pedigree.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5