Chateau Clinet - 2015

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
A still red wine from the Pomerol region of France.


Elegant. Fruity at first evolving into deeper, toasty notes.

Tasting Notes

On the nose the 2015 Chateau Clinet comes through with cherries and berries first and as it opens up it shows lovely coffee and dark chocolate notes.

On the palate the tannins are well integrated and suggest potential for a rather long aging.

The finish is long and elegant.

93
Score 93

My score / points

Chateau Clinet - 2015
The 2015 Vintage Review
Estate making Estate Chateau Clinet
Style of Style Red & Still
Country of Chateau Clinet Country France
Region of Chateau Clinet Region Pomerol
Grape blend of Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage of Vintage 2015
My review of Points
93
   

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-wine variety of grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known red wine grape varieties in the world. It is grown in nearly every major wine-producing region, in a wide range of climates, from the Okanagan Valley in Canada to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon rose to popularity as a result of its use in Bordeaux wines, where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grape spread through Europe and into the New World, settling in places like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, Australia’s Margaret River and Coonawarra valleys, and Chile’s Maipo Valley and Colchagua. It was the world’s most widely planted premium red wine grape for most of the twentieth century, before Merlot overtook it in the 1990s. By 2015, however, Cabernet Sauvignon had reclaimed its place as the most widely planted wine grape, with 341,000 hectares (3,410 km2) under vine globally.

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Merlot

Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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Cabernet Franc

Grapevine that yields black grapes used for wine

Cabernet Franc is a popular black grape variety grown all over the world. It’s mostly grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but it can also be vinified on its own, as in Chinon in the Loire. It is also made into ice wine in Canada and the United States, in addition to being used in blends and grown as a varietal.

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