Since Ronan Laborde took over running Chateau Clinet, they have continued getting better and better. I’m already hearing great things about 2015 Pomerol and cannot wait until I get to start tasting those wines. To get me in the mood for the upcoming En Primeur tastings, I popped a semi-recent bottle of Clinet.
One of the things I like most about tasting wine, is finding wines that improve from barrel to bottle, and continue getting better as they age. 2010 Clinet could turn out to be a serious rock star. It’s really filled out, adding depth and nuances that make this a thrill to sip. The wine is plush, opulent and velvety, with freshness, purity, complexity and most importantly, excitement that makes you want another sip. Tip of the day, if you enjoy hedonistic Pomerol, this is the wine to buy, before it’s too late. 98 Pts