Château Clinet Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

$349

A sensational effort, and one of the two finest Clinets made before the 2008, this prodigious wine made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute has always been a sprinter out of the gate. Even at age 19, it continues to strut its stuff. A dense blue/garnet/purple hue exhibits slight lightening at the edge, and the gorgeous nose offers up aromas of sweet blueberries, licorice, smoke, acacia flowers, and camphor. Full-bodied with silky tannins, low acidity, and terrific purity, this 1990 has hit its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for another decade... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Great to drink these wines. Better to share

Great to drink these wines. Better to share

9.9

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

Have not had much experience with client but from the 1990 vintage its showing pretty beautifully.

Have not had much experience with client but from the 1990 vintage its showing pretty beautifully.

9.1

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Very nice and still had its legs beneath it.

Very nice and still had its legs beneath it.

9.0

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

A beautifully mature pomerol. Plush, fluffy and very pretty.

A beautifully mature pomerol. Plush, fluffy and very pretty.

9.5

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

A favorite.

A favorite.

10

Hanibal

Every time i drink the 90 clinet i am flabbergasted...the wine has so much complexity and length to spear. This was again memorable

Every time i drink the 90 clinet i am flabbergasted...the wine has so much complexity and length to spear. This was again memorable

9.5

Sylvain Rhainds

1990 Vin légendaire... tout proche de la Mouline et de Angelus! Il faut boire 1x dans sa vie.

1990 Vin légendaire... tout proche de la Mouline et de Angelus! Il faut boire 1x dans sa vie.

9.7

Sylvain Rhainds

1990. Superbe. Mature et jeune en même temps. Grande complexité! Belle rondeur et un beau fruit tout au long de la dégustation. Finale à coupé le souffle. Intense

1990. Superbe. Mature et jeune en même temps. Grande complexité! Belle rondeur et un beau fruit tout au long de la dégustation. Finale à coupé le souffle. Intense

9.7

Brian Platton

This wine has reached its peak drinking window, and will hopefully stay there for some time. On the nose, there are elements of forest floor, red berries, cardamom and vanilla...a lovely, sweet and harmonious nose. On the attack, the wine is subtle, not overwhelming, the fine tannins are now fully integrated with the fruit, and the mid-palate shows the "coolness" of the vintage through the balanced acidity. The finish on this wine lingers for at least 45 seconds without any harshness. A great effort for an under appreciated Pomerol!

This wine has reached its peak drinking window, and will hopefully stay there for some time. On the nose, there are elements of forest floor, red berries, cardamom and vanilla...a lovely, sweet and harmonious nose. On the attack, the wine is subtle, not overwhelming, the fine tannins are now fully integrated with the fruit, and the mid-palate shows the "coolness" of the vintage through the balanced acidity. The finish on this wine lingers for at least 45 seconds without any harshness. A great effort for an under appreciated Pomerol!

9.4

Leslie Jenkins

wotn- stunning over 4 hrs- savory, fruit earth & finish- ??? Amazing or baseline expectation?

wotn- stunning over 4 hrs- savory, fruit earth & finish- ??? Amazing or baseline expectation?

9.6

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