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Feytit Clinet 2010

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

As I have indicated in previous reports, Feytit-Clinet is a property on the rise. The 2010 comes from a tiny vineyard of about 18+ acres just across the street from Trotanoy and Latour a Pomerol. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc reaching 14.5% natural alcohol (a nearly standard level of alcohol in most Pomerols and St.-Emilions in 2010), this wine sports a dense purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries, blueberry liqueur, cassis and licorice as well as hints of mocha and white chocolate. Full-bodied, dense, and rich, with sweet tannin and good acidity giving it a laser-like precision and freshness on the palate, this wine should drink nicely for 15+ years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

Tasted at the Syndicat de Pomerol. The Feytit-Clinet 2010 has a lovely bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry, cedar and crushed stone all with fine delineation and lift. The palate is full-bodied with ripe, saturated tannins, good acidity cutting through those layers of ripe black fruit but never over-bearing or over-ambitious. It displays impressive persistency on the weighty finish: a long-term Pomerol for one of its most under-rated exponents. Drink 2015- Tasted April 2011.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011

A wine with beautiful balance of blackberries, dark chocolate and flowers. Full body, with very refined tannins and a glorious finish. Speechless. Best wine ever from here. Better after 2017.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013

There is a lot of ripe black plum on the nose and the sweetness of the fruit and ripe tannins gives a fleshy richness on the palate. There is enough freshness and structure to support the richness.

Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Lovely depth of fruit. Succulent and ripe on the palate but with freshness and length. I may have underestimated the '09 but this is certainly very fine. Drink 2017-2030.

James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2011
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From an up and coming estate, this 2010 was made from yields of 33 hectoliters per hectare. It achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, it boasts an opaque purple color along with sweet blueberry and raspberry fruit intermixed with hints of truffles, charcoal and background oak. Dense, unctuously textured and full-bodied with super concentration and purity, this beauty is well-worth buying given the upward qualitative trend exhibited by Feytit-Clinet. It should drink well for 15-20 years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

This is classy, with a palate that opens on the finish to flowers, fine tannins and delicate fruit. Beautiful.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2011
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