- Château Feytit-Clinet
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2011 - 2020
- Case size
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Robert Parker, April 2010,
A sensational effort, this up-and-coming over-achiever has hit pay dirt with a 2007 that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, sweet nose of mulberries, boysenberries, spring flowers, and a hint of mocha. Deep, ripe, fleshy, succulent, and loaded with fruit, it tastes as if it came from a completely different vintage than 2007 given its depth and length. Consume it over the next 10+ years. Drink: 2010 - 2020
Robert Parker, April 2008,
Jancis Robinson, April 2008,
Slightly evolved rim. Toasty, interesting nose. Big and bold and pretty confident. Long and yet not out of balance. Drink 2012-18.
It took us 5 attempts to finally find this discreet "château", but once we did we soon realised it was worth our while. A standout amongst its similarly priced peers.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.