Chateau Clinet 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2014 Clinet was a wine that perplexed when I tasted it from barrel and as a consequence, it was one that I went back and retasted three or four times during that primeur campaign. Now in bottle, the bouquet has improved and developed more fruit concentration, armed with red plum, wild strawberry and blueberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied and quite refined, certainly not as opulent as other vintages from the estate, perhaps just missing a persistence on the angular finish. It is not a bad Clinet by a long stretch, it just feels a little constricted, especially compared to say the 2010 or 2015. I tasted this on three occasions, drawing the same conclusion each time.
Country/Region: France, Pomerol
Grape Variety: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%, Cabernet Franc 1%
Packaging: OWC - 6*750ML
Robert Parker: 91 / 100