The Chateau Clinet Bordeaux is from the Pomerol appellation in the Bordeaux region of south-western France. Pomerol is the smallest wine producing area in the Bordeaux region. Actually, Pomerol is more a community where the vineyards are family-shared.
I recently received a sample bottle of the 2004 Chateau Clinet. Although I try to keep my tasting notes and blog reviews to wines that are much less expensive, I also like to post about wines I enjoyed and this Bordeaux I enjoyed immensely.
Lots of black currant and black cherry aromas with some dark plum and damp forest soil were present with a hint of tobacco. The wine was nice and smooth in the mouth with loads of cherry and plum and a little black raspberry. The finish was very long with dark fruit, some nutmeg and chocolate. An excellent pairing with Shirley's roasted chicken and veggies.
As I mentioned earlier, this is not the typical under $30 wine usually found on this blog, but if you are willing to splurge for that one special occasion, this would be an outstanding choice.
Average price for Chateau Clinet Bordeaux is $153 *wine-searcher.com
Average price for the 2004 is $85 *wine-searcher.com
Buy on-line at Wine Chateau for $60 *winechateau.com (regular price: $95)