Im Blend sind 90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, Produktion 48.000 bis 50.000 Flaschen. 70 % neue Barriques. Sattes Purpur mit Granatschimmer am Rand. Dunkle Kirschen in der offenen Nase, dahinter Schokopralinen, Kokos sowie viel Cassis. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur und mehligem Tannin. Endet im langen Finale mit blauen Beeren, dunklem Tabak, Pflaumenhaut und mit spürbarer Adstringenz. Klasse hat er zweifelsfrei! Weinwisser
The 2016 Clinet is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged using the Oxoline system, in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels for 16 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color with cedar and smoked meats on the nose giving way to black and red plums and earthy notions with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, polished and vivacious with loads of red and black fruit layers and an earthy finish. Around 4,416 cases produced. Wine Advocate Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
In Barriques gereift, 65% und 35% aus Zweitbelegung. 90% Merlot und 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Weitere Informationen über das Weingut Chateau Clinet
The first traces of viticulture, on the land that today belongs to Château CLINET, date back to 1614 under the ownership of the GOMBAULT family. Bertrand de GOMBAULT who inherited the land from his father, was known as Seigneur de Pontus. He was also the Mayor of Libourne, in 1685. The family owned parts of CLINET right up until 1831. Although the lay of the land was not exactly as it is today, the estate passed from the GOMBAULT family, who were eventually ruined, to the ARNAUD family in 1825. Catherine Henriette ARNAUD married Elie Désiré CONSTANT, an important wine merchant who, as a widower, shared the property between his 4 children.
After 1879, Château CLINET changed hands several times before becoming the bijou estate of the LUQUOT/AUDY family in 1908. George AUDY, the son of Germaine LUQUOT and Jean-Louis AUDY, looked after CLINET along with his son in-law, Jean-Michel ARCAUTE. In 1991, after George AUDY’s death, CLINET was sold to a French Insurance company GAN, and was still run by Jean-Michel ARCAUTE. The latter marked a real turning point. He improved the wine by revolutionising the way the vineyard was being managed, replanting with merlot instead of cabernets and introducing hand-harvesting, manual selection and a longer cuvaison. With the support of Michel Rolland, Jean-Michel’s hard work paid off when the name Clinet was put back on the map after receiving rapturous acclaim from critics in 1989 (receiving 100/100 from Robert Parker) & 1990.