2015 Ronan by Clinet (Merlot)

Year: 2015
Appellation: Bordeaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Decanter: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Direct, with tasty cherry and bitter plum notes backed by light tobacco and savory hints. Offers an open-knit, fresh finish. Merlot. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"The wine is ripe, rounded and with fine rich fruit. Its structure is balanced with the blackberry fruits, giving density as well as fine acidity. Drink this well-made wine from 2018. -Roger Voss" (WE)

"Quite a bargain this wine, coming from the director of the famous Pomerol estate Château Clinet. The 100% Merlot Bordeaux AOC Made is silky-smooth claret with both black cherry and ripe plum on the palate, balanced out by refreshing acidity. A juicy wine that invites drinking. One of my favorites from this blind tasting." (DM)

Winery Notes:
Ronan by Clinet is an approachable wine that reflects the style and savoir-faire of a prestigious Pomerol winery. It is a fresh, fruit-forward and delicately spiced wine, ready to drink now or age for several years – the perfect choice for a spontaneous after-work treat or a dinner party with friends.

The name behind the wine:
RONAN BY CLINET was created in 2009 by Ronan Laborde, CEO of CLINET in Pomerol. In 2015, the team at CLINET placed this project firmly on the map with the construction of a new winery in the heart of Pomerol, dedicated entirely to RONAN BY CLINET, and designed to manage every stage of production from the receipt of the grapes to the shipping of the bottles.