The 2009 Clinet has a clean and precise bouquet, more backward than I expected. Beautiful black cherry and raspberry fruit with just a hint of dried blood, ferrous notes in the background (this bottle less opulent than the one at Farr’s tasting.) The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, well judged acidity, hints of mocha and dark chocolate filtering through the black fruit with a sensual and silky smooth finish. Quite modern in the scheme of things but very attractive. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits Ten Year On tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045
Robert Parker 96
Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Clinet is showing quite a lot of evolution on the nose with notes of new leather, fried spices and dried herbs over a core of dried mulberries and prunes with a touch of redcurrant jelly. Full-bodied and decadently fruited with loads of mature, savory layers, it has a chewy texture and finishes on a dried herbs note.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Tasted blind. Meaty nose. Thick and dense. Pretty sweet and medicinal. Extreme! Not the most refreshing wine by any means.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032