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2009 Château Clinet

Elevated cork

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

6 available
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Lightly elevated cork

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

7 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

2 available
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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.

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.