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1990 Clinet, Pomerol

SKU #950544 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A sensational effort, and one of the two finest Clinets made before the 2008, this prodigious wine made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute has always been a sprinter out of the gate. Even at age 19, it continues to strut its stuff. A dense blue/garnet/purple hue exhibits slight lightening at the edge, and the gorgeous nose offers up aromas of sweet blueberries, licorice, smoke, acacia flowers, and camphor. Full-bodied with silky tannins, low acidity, and terrific purity … (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2009)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Very good deep medium color. Compelling nose combines caramel, clove, smoke, black raspberry and a floral nuance. Very concentrated and rich, but sound acids and strong extract give this wine lovely shape and firmness in the mouth. Impressively long finish. While the '90 Clinet can't match the '89 for density, its balance and freshness will make for a delicious drink. (ST) Inner quote mark (11/1993)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Beautifully crafted red. Brilliant ruby color. Aromas of fresh berries, blackberries and chocolate jump from the glass. Full-bodied and chewy, but velvety and caressing. Lots of ripe fruit. (JS) Inner quote mark (8/2000)

K&L Notes

96 points, Neal Martin: "Tasted at Roberson’s Pomerol tasting. The exquisite Clinet ’90 has a lovely rounded, gourmand bouquet, quite meaty and savoury, a touch of garrigues going on here, a little oxtail and Bovril, vibrant and completely seductive. A quintessential Pomerol ’90 bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely rounded, quite voluptuous texture, tight at first but unwinding nicely. Very focused, very well defined with just a touch of spice and cloves on the finish." (Wine Journal, 1/2011)


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