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2009 Château Clinet

ITEM 8311477 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $215
Item Sold Amount Date
I8364364 4 $205 Aug 7, 2022
I8363012 3 $215 Aug 7, 2022
I8361007 6 $205 Jul 31, 2022
I8314543 1 $215 Jul 10, 2022
I8311594 3 $215 Jul 10, 2022
I8232175 1 $245 May 22, 2022
I8219161 1 $250 May 15, 2022
I8211791 1 $235 May 8, 2022
I8181109 2 $250 Apr 17, 2022
I8173561 2 $250 Apr 10, 2022

RATINGS

100Robert M. Parker Jr.

..the 2009 appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate...Viscous and multi-dimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive fruit concentration & full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect Clinet.

96James Suckling

Aromas of dark fruits, hazelnut and dark chocolate, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins that are polished and refined. Beautiful depth of fruit to this.

94Wine Spectator

Very lush and exotic, boasting plum sauce, crushed fig, warm raspberry confiture and steeped black currant fruit all dripping over a racy but buried graphite spine. The long, dark finish has plenty of stuffing for the long haul...

93Stephen Tanzer

..hefty and penetrating, with lovely depth and breadth to the black fruit flavors. A bit youthfully medicinal today and not yet particularly complex but shows the sweetness of the vintage in spades. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins..

17.5Jancis Robinson

...Spicy and meaty on the nose. Very smooth tannins and full of lovely pure fruit. Tannins very well handled and (deceptively?) rounded. Just fresh enough.

PRODUCER

Château Clinet

Château Clinet is a 22-acre estate in the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux. It is an unclassified wine because there is no classification in Pomerol, the smallest and one of the most prestigious of the region’s wine districts. Clinet is owned by Jean-Louis Laborde and produces 28,000 bottles annually. The vineyards are planted to 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Fleur de Clinet is the estate’s second wine. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the estate has “a magnificent terroir at the summit of the plateau of Pomerol” and that Clinet “continues to produce one of the finest Pomerols.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux’s red wine producing regions, with only about 2,000 acres of vineyards. Located on the east side of the Dordogne River, it is one of the so-called “right bank” appellations and therefore planted primarily to Merlot. Pomerol is unique in Bordeaux in that it is the only district never to have been rated in a classification system. Some historians think Pomerol’s location on the right bank made it unattractive to Bordeaux-based wine traders, who had plenty of wine from Medoc and Graves to export to England and northern Europe. Since ranking estates was essentially a marketing ploy to help brokers sell wine, ranking an area where they did little business held no interest for them. Pomerol didn’t get much attention from the international wine community until the 1960s, when Jean-Pierre Moueix, an entrepreneurial wine merchant, started buying some of Pomerol’s best estates and exporting the wines. Today the influential Moueix family owns Pomerol’s most famous estate, Château Pétrus, along with numerous other Pomerol estates. Pomerol wines, primarily Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, are considered softer and less tannic than left bank Bordeaux.