2010 Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $190)

SKU #1066824 97 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The definition of poised and confident, this has pretty much consistently delivered since the very first taste during En Primeur. Deeply layered, textured, confident and powerful, both very Pomerol and very 2010. Coffee beans and bitter chocolate are the dominant flavours alongside cassis and blackberry autumnal berry fruits. Both gourmet and restrained. Just about ready to go but will hugely benefit from three to four hours in carafe first, and will further improve over the next few years, and indeed over the decades to come. (JA) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It's absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality. Inner quote mark (2/2013)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2010 Clinet is a baby, but man, what a wine. Checking in as mostly Merlot, with small amounts of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this deep ruby/purple-tinged beauty gives up fresh, tight aromas of blackcurrants, black cherries, damp earth and forest floor, with its background oak buffered by serious amounts of fruit. Full-bodied, concentrated and deep, yet also elegant and layered, with the freshness, purity, and structure of the vintage, it sings even today with a decant, but is best with a few more year of bottle age. It’s going to keep for 2-3 decades. Inner quote mark (12/2017)

95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Clinet rolls sensuously out of the glass with notes of Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and plum preserves plus hints of cigar box, cardamom and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals pleasant poise with loads of savory sparks on the finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2010 Clinet has a crisp, precise bouquet that is tightly wound but extremely well focused. It would benefit from decanting of preferably more bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, impressive backbone with black fruit laced with white pepper, sage and cedar towards the persistent finish. This is a serious Pomerol with huge potential. (NM) 95+ Inner quote mark (2/2020)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This showy, packed and well-endowed Pomerol pumps out notes of warm linzer torte, plum preserves and blackberry reduction, all supported by a broad, charcoal- and ganache-coated structure and deeply embedded acidity. Very muscular on the back end, this boasts a still-chewy feel. (JM) Inner quote mark

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By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/12/2013 | Send Email
In bottle at UGC. One of the standouts from the right bank. Dense ripe plum, graphite, vanilla with a slight creosote in the background. Rich texture hiding big tannins. I can still taste this wine.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2013 | Send Email
One of the best wines I tasted at the UGC, if not the best. This stuff is heaven in a glass. Notes of dark blueberry preserves, hints of graphite and black currant. Tons of energy, with a layered palate that just oozes fruit, layer after layer. This wine is delicious!

By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2013 | Send Email
Exotic and super tasty. **

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/4/2013 | Send Email
This property is back to fine form. The wine is super rich with great texture on the palate. Tons of fruit in the middle covers the tannins. At UGC: One of my favorite wines from the UGC tasting.

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