Wine List/Chateau Clinet

[SOLD-OUT] Chateau Clinet Pomerol 1989

Robert Parker 100 points!
Robert Parker 100 points!
"The 1989's aroma jumps from the glass, offering up pure scents of flowers, black-raspberries, currants, vanillin, and truffles. Full-bodied, with a seamless texture, fabulous concentration, a massive degree of richness, but no heaviness or awkwardness, this remains one of the most profound young wines I have ever tasted. Its sweetness of fruit and layers of flavor, combined with its remarkable texture are the stuff of legends. Both of these wines are approachable (their high Merlot content ensures them softness), yet they remain largely unevolved. If readers like them young, do not hesitate to drink a bottle or two. Ideally, both the 1989 and 1990 vintages will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. Given the 1989's additional flavor extraction and length, it is a 25-30-year wine. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 109 Feb 1997

"For readers who prefer young wine (I'm a sucker for these exuberant, grapy, unevolved wines), this was an exciting comparative flight. As great a Petrus as the 1989 is, I think the 1989 Clinet is slightly superior, as it boasts prodigious extract and intensity. This compelling wine revealed a marvelous bouquet of black-raspberries, cassis, and toasty new oak. Opulent and powerful, with more tannin and concentration than the 1989 Petrus, this enormously-endowed, super-rich, concentrated Clinet can be drunk now (because of its velvety texture and low acidity), but will not hit its prime for another 10-12 years. It will keep for 35-40 years."
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 103 Feb 1996

France- Bordeaux Right Bank
Wine Red - Merlot