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Clinet 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

Beautiful aromas of plums, soy, black currants, black raspberries, espresso, and spring flowers jump from the glass of this perfumed, dense plum/ruby/purple-tinged Pomerol. Medium to full-bodied and pure with sweet tannin and impressive extract, it will benefit from 2-3 more years of bottle age, and should last for an additional two decades.

93
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

Tasted four times from bottle (two were corked), this wine is somewhat monolithic, but there is a lot going on, hence the high score. Its youthful disjointedness is certainly a thing of the past, as the wine now exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color and a pure nose of Asian spices intermixed with smoky black currant, raspberry, and blueberry notes with some wood in the background. The wine is full-bodied, pure, sweet, and dense, with a multilayered texture. There is plenty of tannin in the finish, but it is largely concealed by impressive quantities of extract and fruit. Certainly this is the finest Clinet made under the relatively new administration of Jean-Louis Laborde. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+. Last tasted, 1/03.

92
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Tasted four times from bottle (two were corked), this wine is somewhat monolithic, but there is a lot going on, hence the high score. Its youthful disjointedness is certainly a thing of the past, as the wine now exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color and a pure nose of Asian spices intermixed with smoky black currant, raspberry, and blueberry notes with some wood in the background. The wine is full-bodied, pure, sweet, and dense, with a multi-layered texture. There is plenty of tannin in the finish, but it is largely concealed by impressive quantities of extract and fruit. Certainly this is the finest Clinet made under the relatively new administration of Jean-Louis Laborde. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+.

92
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Revealing more symmetry and less disjointedness than it did last year, the medium to full-bodied 2000 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a smoky perfume filled with new oak, Asian spice, plum, fig, black currant, and barbecue scents. There is terrific fruit purity along with outstanding depth, ripeness, and moderately high tannin in the finish. Although the tannin is less astringent than last year, it remains firm and noticeable, a characteristic many 2000 Pomerols exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+

90/92
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002
89/91
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001
96
James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003
96
James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (16 Jan 03), January 2003
95/100
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003
16
Farr Vintners, April 2001
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