Tiefes Purpurgranat mit lila Reflexen. Verhaltener Beginn mit blau- und schwarzbeerigen Konturen, dahinter Lakritze, etwas Minze und getrocknete Wildkirschen. Am Gaumen mit kräftigem Körper, viel Mineralik und sehr verlangendem, engmaschigem Tanningerüst mit mürbem Extrakt. Wirkt aktuell etwas verschlossen, kann aber aufgrund der guten Anlagen noch zulegen. Weinwisser
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Clinet begins a little coy and then, with coaxing, opens out to vibrant black cherries, kirsch, baked plums and cinnamon stick scents with hints of cloves and anise plus earthy truffles and fungi wafts. Full-bodied and chock-full of bright, energetic fruit, it has a firm, finely grained structure and long, fragrant finish. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aging is anticipated to last for 16 months in French oak barriques, 75% new. Wine Advocate Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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.
4 Chemin de Bourgneuf
Frankreich / France