Chateau Clinet Ronan By Clinet Bordeaux 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
An historic and innovative estate, Clinet offers a delicately fruity, warm and subtly spicy wine.
Meticulous attention in the vineyard and in the
cellar combine to produce a wine with great
complexity and precision. The nose displays
gorgeous ripe cherries, berries, crushed pepper
and inspiring potpourri. On the palate the ripe
fruit comes in layers with a lovely soft texture.
The fruit is vibrant, complex and pleasantly
focused by bright acidity. The wine has
good length that draws out the pleasure
and balance of this approachable,
The Merlot-dominated 2016 By Clinet (there's 5% Cabernet Franc) is a charming, already delicious effort that gives up elegant notes of chocolate-laced plums and dark fruits, notes of leafy herbs and truffle, medium to full body, and a layered, charming mouthfeel. It's a terrific Bordeaux to drink over the coming 7-8 years or so.