1993 Château Clinet

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47773-1993

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark ruby with strong black tinge. Very sweet and exotic. Luscious and extravagant. Lightly dusty and currant on the finish. Lots of sweet fruit in classical Pomerol mould. Some freshness on the finish. Very racy and vibrant. Though on the gentle way down.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 90

    Since 1987, this estate has consistently produced one of the most concentrated and complex wines in Bordeaux. The decision by Jean-Michel Arcaute and oenologist Michel Rolland to (1) limit yields, (2) harvest physiologically ripe grapes with an element of sur-maturitie, and (3) bottle the wine without fining or filtration has resulted in a bevy of splendid wines where the terroir and varietal composition are fully expressed. A saturated plummy color is followed by a wine with considerable fat, lushness, and power. One of the most concentrated 1993s, this wine is reminiscent of the gorgeous 1987 Clinet. The 1993 offers copious amounts of jammy cassis/cherry aromas and flavors intermixed with earth, truffles, and tobacco. Smoke and licorice also make an appearance in the wine's flavor profile. This is a delicious, complex, medium to full-bodied, surprisingly top-notch effort in a so-so vintage.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 90

    Exciting and solid all the way through, showing super depth of color and character. Ripe, rich complexity and mineral, earth, currant and plum flavors. It's sweet-tasting and coats your mouth with supple and elegant tannins. A pleasure to drink now, but should improve for years.
  • Self | Rating: 90

    for a minor vintage year, this is a nice wine. earthy with nice balance and ready to drink.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2016
    Author: dozman3
Chateau Clinet is located at the highest point of the Pomerol Plateau on the famous Gunz gravel terrace, origin of the appellation's most prestigious crus. Clinet's reputation as a fine wine producer was already established by the 19thC. The property belonged to the Constant Family before passing into the hands of the Arnaud Family, who were at the same time owners of Chateau Petrus. From 1900 to 1991, Clinet belonged to the Audy family, a large Bordaux negociant.

The arrival of managing director Jean-Michel Arcaute in the early 1980s marked a real turning point in the wines of Clinet. He introduced revolutionary changes to the status quo: green harvest, leaf thinning, delaying harvest until physiological ripeness had been reached and reducing the percentage of the Cabernets in favor of the more suitable Merlot, among other important modifications.

Jean-Michel Arcaute remained on as managing director after Chateau was purchased by the GAN insurance company in 1991. In 1998, Chateau Clinet was bought by Jean-Louis Laborde who devoted all his energy and vision to pursuing the evolution inspired by the preceding owners. The estate has been run since 2003 by his son, Ronan. Ronan Laborde and his winemaker Roman are the youngest team in the Union des Grands Crus.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 214 bottles owned
  • 31 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 31 collectors)