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2016 Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux

2016 Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux

2016 Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux

New vintage arriving soon...

£13.95 per bottle
£13.95 per bottle
Product Code: 01169331
Dispatched from 11/07/2022?

New 2016 vintage dispatched from w/c 11th July.

This, one of our best-selling clarets in recent years, always sells out almost as soon as it comes in, and sold out again earlier this year. A new parcel has left the château and is on its way, so please place your orders now and the wine will be reserved for you and delivered within the next two or three weeks.

All good things, however, must always come to an end eventually and we will soon be moving on to new vintages across our Bordeaux range, so we shall shortly be finishing our stocks of the 2015 Ronan by Clinet.

Ronan by Clinet from the excellent 2015 vintage is drinking beautifully now and showing the benefit of several years ageing. It is also terrific value for money and is very well-reviewed by wine experts such as David Williams of the Guardian and Decanter (below).

What makes it so special? The wine is made by Ronan Laborde, the owner of one of Pomerols finest estates, Château Clinet, and his winemaking team. It is in the style of the Pomerol châteaus grand vin but with grapes from neighboring appellations or communes which makes the wine very affordable. Over the last 10 years, Ronan (pictured), the current president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux has established a much-envied reputation for Ronan by Clinet.

Tasting note
Deep red ruby with a rich and powerful fruit-driven nose. Great concentration, a long finish and drinking well already. Very well made, as you would expect from Pomerol superstar Ronan Laborde, owner of Château Clinet and President of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux.

Critics reviews
"The closest most ordinary wine lovers come to the Bordeaux top table these days is by sampling their diffusion lines, with Ronan from the team that makes Château Clinet, one of the leading estates in Pomerol in Bordeaux's Right Bank area, a satisfying 100% merlot snapshot of that estates sumptuous house style."
Best bargain wines from Bordeaux, by David Williams, The Guardian, May 2021

"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 tea plate, balanced out by refreshing acidity. A juicy wine that invites drinking. One of my favorites from this blind tasting".
Decanter (90 points)

"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."
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

Grape: /Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot
Region: /Bordeaux
Country: /France
ABV: /14%
Drink: /Now - 2025
Unit: /Bottle (75cl)

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