1998, Clinet

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 90 - 92

Drinking Dates: 2005-2022

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 23-Apr-1999

The 2013 Clinet was one of the better wines that I tasted from barrel. Indeed both Robert Parker and I scored this Pomerol around the same mark and now it is in bottle, it has fulfilled my expectations as a delicious, easy-going, but still well-crafted wine from Ronan Laborde. It has a delicate but precise bouquet that gains intensity in the glass, cassis and a touch of wild mint, ground pepper emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin that need another 12-18 months to soften, however there is adequate fruit underneath with a linear, slightly sappy finish. Enjoy this over the next 10-12 years.