Red Bordeaux - 2008 - Clinet

  • Region: Red Bordeaux
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Rating: 94
  • Notes:
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QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
2Bottle300cl£240
2Bottle600cl£495

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Tasting Notes

Another resounding success for the vintage, the opaque purple-colored 2008 Clinet (14.4% alcohol) is composed of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields of 38 hectoliters per hectare, while higher than in 2010, were still modest. Another powerful, big, large-scaled effort, the 2008 exhibits an inky/purple color as well as sweet creme de cassis, blackberry, plum, Asian spice, licorice and incense notes. Layered and full-bodied with stunning purity and a 40+ second finish, this beauty needs 3-5 years of bottle age and should keep for 25-30 years.