2000 Château Clinet Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


2000 Château Clinet  (Pomerol) 90

Medium-bodied and moving to the bright, sharp side, I suspect this has moved toward its long, slow decline. There is still plenty of red cherries, truffle and very dark cocoa, yet the wine seems to have lost its round, sensuality and its now more crisp. If you are sitting on any, you should be drinking sooner than later, before you lose more of its fruit.

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Ready for drinking, with its plum, chocolate, earth and black cherry profile, Soft, plush and polished, this easy to like, sensuous Pomerol ends with a blast of cocoa and black cherry fruit.

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When to Drink Chateau Clinet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Clinet is much better with at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 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 Clinet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-35 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Clinet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau 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 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 Clinet is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.