2016 Ronan by Clinet

Year: 2016
Appellation: Bordeaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 86
Vinous Media: 86
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
Jeff Leve: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$10.95
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NEW RELEASE!...MOSTLY MERLOT 95% AND CABERNET FRANC 5%!!

"Light black cherry and plum pit notes are infused with a hint of tobacco. Merlot. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"The 2016 Ronan by Clinet, the Bordeaux AC from Ronan Laborde of Château Clinet, has a clean, fresh, juicy red cherry and crushed strawberry bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with simple blackberry and cedar notes, easy-drinking in style but offering satisfying body toward the finish. Drink over the next three to five years. " (VM)

"The Merlot-dominated 2016 By Clinet (there's 5% Cabernet Franc) is a charming, already delicious effort that gives up elegant notes of chocolate-laced plums and dark fruits, notes of leafy herbs and truffle, medium to full body, and a layered, charming mouthfeel. It's a terrific Bordeaux to drink over the coming 7-8 years or so." (JD)

"Medium-bodied, forward, soft and fruity, this easy to like and even easier to drink elegant charmer, ends with bright, lifted, red cherries with a licorice tint. Enjoy this over the next few years. This well-priced beauty comes form the owner of Chateau Clinet. 944 Views Tasted Nov 11, 2020" (JL)

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.