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2010 Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1066824 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)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The blend is largely dominated by 85% Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Cabernet Franc also included. Inky/purple-colored, the wine has an exceptionally full-bodied, layered, moderately tannic mouthfeel and impressive power. Loads of melted chocolate/fudge and black fruits galore along with some coffee bean, mocha, as well as some background oak are all present in this big, formidably endowed, masculine style of Pomerol that will take longer to shed its tannin than the 2009. I would give this wine 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. The 2010 is another fabulous effort from this estate of just over 20 acres located in the sector named the same as the chateau, Clinet. (RP) 96+ Inner quote mark (2/2013)

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. Among the most backward of the 2010 Pomerols, this requires significant cellaring. For those who enjoy more power than subtlety. Best from 2017 through 2035. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Good deep ruby-red. Brooding, superripe aromas of blackberry, plum and coffee. Seriously concentrated and dense, but with juicy acidity giving energy and definition to the thick flavors of dark plum, flowers and potpourri spices. This very suave, plush wine finishes with substantial but noble tannins that dust the front teeth. This big boy has the stuffing and structure for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. (ST) Inner quote mark (8/2013)

K&L Notes

95 points Lisa Perotti-Brown in Wine Advocate: "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." (3/2020)


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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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