Château Clinet

About Château Clinet

One of the most celebrated estates in Pomerol, Château Clinet is also known to be one of the oldest, with vines reportedly planted as early as 1785. The estate remained in the hands of the Constant family before being taken over by the Arnaud family, who also happens to own the legendary Pétrus! Despite the association with Pétrus, it wasn’t exactly a bed of roses on the get-go for Château Clinet, whose wines were initially lacklustre right until the 1970s when Jean-Michel Arcaute came on board.

 

Viniculture

With support from oenologist Michel Rolland, Jean-Michel decisively replaced most of the Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and raised the bar in production standards by re-introducing hand-harvesting, manual selection of berries and longer cuvaison. The fruits of his labour came in the form of a perfect score for the 1989 vintage, which catapulted Château Clinet into its meteoric ascent till today.

 

Château Clinet’s vineyards are the highest in Pomerol. It is also one of the oldest estates in Pomerol, with records showing vines planted in 1785. In C18th Clinet and Pétrus were under the same ownership. Jean-Louis Laborde bought the estate in 1998. His son Ronan, could have been a marathon runner, instead, he took over management in 2004 and made his life’s work the return of Clinet to its previous position as one of the very top wines of Pomerol.

 

The Clinet vineyard is tiny, with just 10ha of Merlot (88%) and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Clinet is situated on great terroir on the Pomerol Plateau. Their closest neighbours are L’Eglise Clinet, Clos L’Eglise, Feytit-Clinet and Trotanoy. They also have vines sitting on more gravel close to Lafleur and Pétrus. The wines of Clinet are rich, supple, sensuous, powerful and in the best vintages, often showing floral, chocolate and spicy flavours. The wine ages well, developing sensuous textures and aromatic complexities.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clinet 1990 (12x75cl)
HK$58,095.00
1990

Clinet 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

A sensational effort, and one of the two finest Clinets made before the 2008, this prodigious wine made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute has always been a sprinter out of the gate. Even at age 19, it continues to strut its stuff. A dense blue/garnet/purple hue exhibits slight lightening at the edge, and the gorgeous nose offers up aromas of sweet blueberries, licorice, smoke, acacia flowers, and camphor. Full-bodied with silky tannins, low acidity, and terrific purity, this 1990 has hit its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for another decade.Release price: ($425.00/case)
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$58,095.00
Clinet 2005 (12x75cl)
HK$14,500.00
2005

Clinet 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The opaque ruby/purple 2005 Clinet offers incredibly fragrant aromatics, an opaque ruby/purple color, and a wonderfully sweet nose of flowers, blackberries, licorice, truffle and caramel. Full-bodied, powerful and rich, it is not as nuanced or complex as the top four or five Pomerols, but close. This is a broad, meaty, masculine, super-rich and concentrated wine, with lavish plum, blackcurrants and blackberries. Drink it five years from now, and over the following 30 or more years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$14,500.00
Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)
HK$7,940.00
2010

Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Gorgeous nose with lots of dark fruit like plum and blueberries. Crushed pepper and chalk with wild strawberries and vanilla. Dense and velvety on the palate with superbly polished tannins and great depth. It's absolutely gorgeous now but needs at least five to six years of bottle age to really shows its great quality.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$7,940.00
Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
HK$4,600.00
2011

Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Clinet has produced a blockbuster wine, even in the lighter, less consistent vintage of 2011. It reveals a dense purple color as well as an abundance of black cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit intermixed with licorice, incense and a touch of camphor. Full-bodied, opulent and fleshy with a substantial finish, this showy, dramatic 2011 should drink well for 15-20 years. Brilliant!
Estimated Arrival to Hong Kong SAR China:
6-8 weeks

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$4,600.00
Clinet 2012 (12x75cl)
HK$9,160.00
2012

Clinet 2012 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96)

A wine I've had multiple times, the 2012 Clinet is a rich, beautifully pure effort that has terrific notes of black currants, plums, charred earth, licorice and smoke. Luxuriously textured, full-bodied, impeccably balanced and incredibly sexy on the palate, this is a fabulous Pomerol that I'd happily drink anytime over the coming 15-20 years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$9,160.00
Clinet 2012 (6x75cl)
HK$4,970.00
2012

Clinet 2012 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96)

A wine I've had multiple times, the 2012 Clinet is a rich, beautifully pure effort that has terrific notes of black currants, plums, charred earth, licorice and smoke. Luxuriously textured, full-bodied, impeccably balanced and incredibly sexy on the palate, this is a fabulous Pomerol that I'd happily drink anytime over the coming 15-20 years.
In Stock in Singapore

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,970.00
Clinet 2015 (12x75cl)
HK$14,070.00
2015

Clinet 2015 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

OMG. This is really dense and rich with velvety tannins and so much fruit and length. Super concentration and structure. Greatest Clinet ever. No jam. Just class.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$14,070.00
Clinet 2016 (12x75cl)
HK$9,825.00
2016

Clinet 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2016 Clinet is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged using the Oxoline system, in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels for 16 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color with cedar and smoked meats on the nose giving way to black and red plums and earthy notions with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, polished and vivacious with loads of red and black fruit layers and an earthy finish. Around 4,416 cases produced.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$9,825.00
Clinet 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$5,485.00
2016

Clinet 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2016 Clinet is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged using the Oxoline system, in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels for 16 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color with cedar and smoked meats on the nose giving way to black and red plums and earthy notions with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, polished and vivacious with loads of red and black fruit layers and an earthy finish. Around 4,416 cases produced.
Estimated Arrival to Singapore:
6-8 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$5,485.00
Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$3,665.00
2017

Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92-94)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clinet opens slowly to reveal vibrant red and black fruits: red currants, black cherries, plums and cassis with touches of roses, yeast extract, wood smoke and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and a taut, muscular palate of tightly wound fruits and compelling mineral accents, it finishes long with wonderful purity and fragrant earth accents.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 13 92-94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$3,665.00
Clinet 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$4,800.00
2018

Clinet 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Including slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, the 2018 Château Clinet is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up in 75% new French oak. One of the superstars of the vintage, it has incredible elegance and finesse as well as gorgeous richness and depth. Notes of cassis and truffly dark fruits as well as tobacco, damp earth, chocolate, and lead pencil shavings emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, gorgeous tannins, and a great, great finish. It already offers incredible pleasure, but it won't hit maturity for another 5-7 years and should evolve for 30 years or more. This magical wine is in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and drinking these beauties over the coming decades will be an incredible treat.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 99 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,800.00
Clinet 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$6,300.00
2019

Clinet 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97-99)

The 2019 Clinet is just so fragrant on the nose: black and red fruit vying for attention, iris and incense, touches of truffle in the background. The purity that Ronan Laborde and his team have achieved should be applauded. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, perfect acidity, brilliant focus and a killer sense of tension on the finish. This is a stunning Clinet, the best that I have encountered in barrel over 20 years of tasting. That creamy texture takes your breath away. Up there with the very best - a Clinet that rivets you to the spot.
Estimated Arrival to France:
11-13 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$6,300.00
Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)
HK$2,980.00
2020

Clinet 2020 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description HK$2,980.00
Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)
HK$4,785.00
2020

Clinet 2020 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96-98+)

I continue to love the wines from this estate, and the 2020 Château Clinet is no exception. Straight-up sensational notes of blueberries, cassis, violets, tobacco, and earth all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. It shows the tighter, fresher, more focused style of the vintage, yet it still brings plenty of mid-palate depth as well as an expansive texture. It has enough oak to warrant short-term bottle age but will have 25-30 years of overall longevity. This is a gorgeous wine.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96-98+ (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,785.00
Fleur de Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$1,830.00
2017

Fleur de Clinet 2017 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 - HK$1,830.00
Ronan by Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
HK$1,655.00
2011

Ronan by Clinet 2011 (6x75cl)
As per photos ,1989758 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - HK$1,655.00
Ronan by Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$1,075.00
2014

Ronan by Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 - HK$1,075.00

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