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Chateau Feytit Clinet History, Overview
Chateau Feytit Clinet is located due west of the famous plateau of Pomerol, close to Chateau Clinet, Latour Pomerol and Clos LEglise. The earliest mentions of Chateau Feytit Clinet date all the way back to 1825, when it was owned by a member of the de Gombault family.
By 1964, the estate entered into a lease and management agreement with Ets. Moueix that lasted until 2000. At that point in time the Chasseuil family once again took control of Chateau Feytit Clinet and began to change things for the better at this Right Bank property and their wines.
The duties for wine making and managing their Pomerol vineyards were given to the oenologist, and son of the owner, Jeremy Chasseuil. Jeremy Chasseuil learned about the Bordeaux wine trade from his time at Chateau La Dominique, in St. Emilion.
The father of Jeremy Chasseuil, who previously managed Chateau Feytit Clinet, Michel Jack Chasseuil has one of the largest, and most interesting wine collections in all of France, if not the world! In fact, Michel Jack Chasseuil wrote a book based on his collection, “100 Vintage Treasures”.
As soon as Jeremy Chasseuil began to take charge of Chateau Feytit Clinet, the first changes took place in how they farmed and harvested their vineyards. Chateau Feytit Clinet quickly reduced their yields from as high as 60 hectoliters per hectare down to between 32 and 40 hectoliters per hectare.
Jeremy Chasseuil began green harvesting for the first time at the property. Picking is now done entirely by hand instead of by machine. The young Jeremy Chasseuil also increased the amount of new, French oak barrels for the aging process from 25% to an average of 75%.
Chateau Feytit Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 7 hectare Feytit Clinet Right Bank vineyard is planted 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The terroir consists of gravel, sand and clay soils. On average the vines are close to 35 years of age. The vine density is 7,150 vines per hectare.
To produce the wine of Chateau Feytit Clinet, after the grapes are sorted twice before and after destemming on two successive tables, the vinification of Chateau Feytit Clinet takes place in seven, small, 46 hectoliter, concrete fermentation vats and two smaller stainless steel tanks. The temperatures during fermentation vary from 28 degrees Celsius and 29 degrees Celsius.
The wine of Feytit Clinet spends 4-5 weeks in vat following the alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 70% to 80% new French oak barrels.
The wine remains on its lees for several months, which helps add to the its richness, color and depth. The wine is then aged in 70% to 80% new, French oak barrels for between for 16 to 18 months before bottling.
The annual production of Chateau Feytit Clinet on average ranges from 1,200 to 1,500 cases per vintage. There is a second wine, Les Colombiers de Feytit Clinet.
The Best Vintages of Chateau Feytit Clinet are 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2008. Older vintages are not really the same wine, because they were produced under a leasing agreement with a different level of quality as their goal.
Prior to 2005, the wine of Chateau Feytit Clinet was not distinguished. Starting in 2006, Feytit Clinet brought their level of quality to a new level. 2008 was even better and 2010 could be the finest wine this Pomerol estate has ever produced. Prices remain low for Chateau Feytit Clinet, as their quality is not yet known to many Bordeaux wine loving consumers.
When to Drink Chateau Feytit Clinet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Feytit Clinet needs at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 2 hours or more.
This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Feytit Clinet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Feytit Clinet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Feytit Clinet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Feytit Clinet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.
Chateau Feytit Clinet is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Château Feytit Clinet Wine Tasting Notes
13 Vintages 69,871 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2017||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Medium bodied, fresh, sweet and already showing off its black raspberry, floral, truffle and licorice filled character. Silky, and sweet, this will show well young and age for 20 years without trouble. The wine is made from a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc reaching 14% alcohol.
1,810 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
The perfect blend of truffle, wet earth, flowers, ripe cherries, plum and cocoa. Silky, soft and polished, there is more richness than usual here that meshes well with the freshness in its character.
2,199 Views Tasted May 19, 2018
Using 93% Merlot with 7% Cabernet Franc, this wine offers that great mix of truffle, flowers, cocoa, cherry and earth. Polished with silk, there is a heavenly sweetness in the fruit, feminine tannins and a freshness that piques your interest and pulls you deeper. Once again, Feytit Clinet remains the best value of any wine from Pomerol.
2,767 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Deep in color, the wine pops with truffle, cigar box, licorice, black cherry and oyster shell. Sensuously textured, the wine is full bodied, lush, long, concentrated, rich and vibrant. The mouth filling finish is loaded with dark chocolate covered black cherries and juicy sweet plums. Earthy, fruity and sexy, this is a beauty that Pomerol lovers should have in their cellars. Give this up to a decade and then its off to the races.
2,337 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
Potentially the best ever from Fetit Clinet. Polished sensuous, long and rich, there is good weight, density harmony and complexity. Lots of truffles and dark chocolate covered plums in the finish too.
3,554 Views Tasted Jul 12, 2017
Lavish with the enchanting scent of coconut, along with blackberry, black cherry, flowers, cocoa and boysenberry, this is bottled opulence. Dark red in color, a velvety ball-gown of a wine with the essence of purity in the fruit, this could be the best wine they have ever produced. Made from a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14.6% alcohol. The spectacular finish is free from heat or any jammy qualities. 94 - 96 Pts
4,182 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2016
|2014||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Truffle, mint, licorice and tobacco notes pop as soon as you meet the glass. At the moment, it takes a bit of coaxing before the flowers and red fruits come to the surface, which is as it should be for a wine this young. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, forward, fruit and fresh, with sweetness to the fruits that carry through to the finish. Give this classic example of Feytit-Clinet another 5 years and this should hit its stride.
1,320 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
Suave and polished with a supple, smooth, plum and chocolate character, the finish is long and refined. The wine was produced from a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc and is aging in 50% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts
2,692 Views Tasted Apr 24, 2015
|2013||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Offering hints of licorice with cherries and truffle, coupled with a viscous texture for the vintage, the wine is completed by its mocha and cherry finish. From a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.4% alcohol and is aging in 70% new, French oak. 91-93 Pts
2,271 Views Tasted Apr 25, 2014
|2012||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Truffle, black cherry and earthy scents lead to a round, supple, silky, lush, berry filled finish with a really nice character and style.
4,363 Views Tasted May 15, 2015
Chocolate-covered cherries, spice and truffle with kirsch liqueur, fresh black raspberries, supple, sensuous textures and generous amounts of ripe, jammy berries make this wine a hit. This the best value in Pomerol today. 91-93 Pts
5,626 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2013
|2011||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Already showing aromatic development, the nose sports flowers, cocoa, wet earth and cherries. Medium/full bodied, with silky, polished tannins and sweetness to the polished red fruits, this early drinking charmer hits the spot today.
974 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
Located across the road from Chateau Clinet, this Pomerol has been on a roll since 2006. Blending 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, the wine opens with chocolate, truffle, black raspberry and plum. Very supple, rich and plush, this Pomerol finishes with lush chocolate-covered plums. 92-93 Pts
4,378 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2012
|2010||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Flowers, plums, dark chocolate, smoke, licorice and black cherry with a hint of tobacco on the nose move you to the full-bodied, silky, lush, polished, fresh, vibrant palate. Opulent, lively, dark chocolate covered plums, black cherries and spearmint get better and better in the glass. This is still young and if you can wait another 5-8 years, this is going to be a markedly improved wine. It is not likely you are going to find a better Pomerol for the money. If you do, let me know about it.
1,227 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
There is no better wine for the money today from Pomerol than Feytit Clinet. And 2010 is their best vintage to date with its black cherry, plum, floral and earthy aromas. The soft, round, silky textures are a treat. Good now, better with age.
4,234 Views Tasted Oct 6, 2014
Feytit Clinet - Dense in color, chocolate covered black fruit, blueberry, plum and truffles make up the perfume. Dense, rich, fat, suave and polished, this rich wine offers length, persistence, balance and purity of flavor. 92-94 Pts
3,966 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2011
|2009||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Deep in color with a nice shine to its hue, the wine pops with smoke, truffle, cocoa, flowers, incense, spice and dark red fruits. Full bodied, silky, sexy, fresh and lift to the sweet ripe, juicy plums, the wine keeps on going, which is what you want to find when you're really digging what is in your glass. Patience will be rewarded, if you can keep your paws off it for 5-8 years.
1,164 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
Deep in color, the wine is packed with dark chocolate, black cherry, truffle, boysenberry, coffee bean and plums. Plush round and soft, this blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc is clearly the best deal in Pomerol today!
2,961 Views Tasted Aug 20, 2013
|2008||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Round, earthy, soft, and fresh, with layers of wet earth, dark cherries, cocoa, plum, truffle and cocoa. The tannins are soft and silky, the fruit is fresh and vibrant and best of all, this is ready to drink!
1,002 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
08 Château Feytit Clinet. This château, with its clay and gravel soils, is near Latour a Pomerol. The 08 is deep ruby. Black fruit, oak, earth, and plums make up the perfume. With round tannins and a fleshy personality, this opulently textured wine ends with a rich, chocolate covered plum finish. I like this vintage better than their 06 and 05. The 08 offers a lot of wine for the money. 91-93 Pts
1,989 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2009
|2006||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Solid, masculine style of Pomerol, which is correct for the vintage. With floral, cocoa, black cherry, licorice and earthy scents, with time, this could flesh out and become a softer, rounder, more elegant style of wine. But I prefer the 2008, 2009 and 2010.
5,201 Views Tasted Nov 14, 2011
|2005||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Bitter chocolate, plums, earth and spice aromas, medium bodied with a black cherry finish. There is a hint of green in the finish. This wine will not make old bones. I'd drink it over the next 7-10 years. Starting the following year, 2006, the wines from Feytit Clinet showed marked improvement. 2009 and 2010 are both outstanding Pomerol's.
4,670 Views Tasted Jul 1, 2011
|2001||Château Feytit Clinet (Pomerol)|
Earthy with truffle, tobacco, oyster shell and plums on the nose. The wine is medium bodied, soft, silky, polished, and just delicious. Drinking in the sweet spot today, the finish offers freshness, vibrancy, juicy, sweet, plums, licorice and cocoa. The wine has really developed well over the past few years.
953 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
Medium bodied with soft textures, soft plum notes were easy to find in this elegantly styled wine. There was a a light green tint to the fruit and a hint of bitterness in the finish marred the wine. However this property, located next to Client and near Latour a Pomerol is a property to watch as they are sparing no expense in striving to make the best wine possible.
2,098 Views Tasted Mar 17, 2008