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2007 Château Clinet

abv 14.0%
  • 91 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47773-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($40-$60) Ruby-red. Wild aromas of plum, cola, cocoa powder, smoky oak and game. A sweet, fat midweight with very good intensity and depth to its surprisingly tangy, primary raspberry fruit. Finishes with fairly serious but ripe tannins and very good thrust. A good showing.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2010
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark crimson. Rich and burnt on the nose, then rather mildly fruity on the palate. Dry, minerally end with a bit of punch. Lots of personality!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Shows blackberry and olive on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and sweet, ripe fruit for the vintage. Balanced and pretty. Best after 2012. 2,915 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Clinet offers attractive kirsch, black cherry, leather and game on the nose, a touch of truffle and peppermint emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a gamy, leathery entry, a healthy pinch of black pepper lacing the black fruit, leading to a surprisingly structured and masculine finish. Unlike some of its Pomerol peers, I can see this Clinet holding up and even improving over the next decade. This was a very positive showing. Tasted February 2017.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • 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

    • 38 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors