Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ronan by Clinet 2009

Date of Tasting: 15 May 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.0%
Origin: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Appellation: Grand Vin de Bordeaux
Expect to Pay: THB700 - 1,000 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 91/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: FS - 92/100

Appearance: dense garnet
Aroma: expressive complex bouquet with delicate red fruits like cherries and plum
Palate: dissolved tannins that are quite smooth, sweet cherries dominant, trace of excess acidity, hint of boxes of chocolate and cedar/oak, full bodied with lengthy finish.

This is a gem at good value for money merlot based red wine from the site near Pomerol. Fruit bomb style at an outstanding vintage. A good creation by Chateau Clinet. So supple and so charming. At this price, there is no reason not to store up for consuming during this decade. Raise many more glasses.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine

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