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.
|Score: 95||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013|
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.
|Score: 92/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011|
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.
|Score: 92/94||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.
|Score: 96||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013|
This is classy, with a palate that opens on the finish to flowers, fine tannins and delicate fruit. Beautiful.
|Score: 93/94||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2011|
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.
|Score: 89/92||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.
|Score: 17.5||James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2011|