We are thrilled to have the delicious 2016 Ronan by Clinet from the team at Chateau Clinet! This sought-after entry-level Bordeaux reflects the excellent growing season and boasts impressive concentration of fruit in a full-bodied frame with silky smooth tannins. Critic Jeb Dunnuck agrees, giving this beauty a score of 91 Points and calling it “a charming, already delicious effort that gives up elegant notes of chocolate-laced plums and dark fruits.” He also named it as #14 in his Top 100 Red Wines of 2019.
Ronan by Clinet is made by the same 100 Point team behind the famed Chateau Clinet in Pomerol. Ronan Laborde, CEO of Clinet created this bottling as a way to showcase how excellent quality could be attained at a reasonable price. In 2015, the team constructed a new state of the art winery in the heart of Pomerol, dedicated entirely to Ronan by Clinet. Their aim is to manage every stage of production from farming to vinification of the grapes to aging in French oak barrels.
This terroir-driven wine is carefully sourced from selected properties situated close to the Pomerol winery in appellations that include Cotes de Castillon, Cotes de Bourg and Lussac St-Emilion. The result is an approachable wine that reflects the style and know-how of the prestigious Pomerol winery. Fresh and fruit-forward, this is exactly the kind of Bordeaux we love. This is a delicious drinking, crowd pleaser of a wine at a price that allows one to open it up any night of the week.
The 2016 Ronan by Clinet is an amazing value and a great way to enjoy the quality from the expert team at Clinet without breaking the bank. Their attention to detail and care are apparent and this wine is a total steal at under $11.00 per bottle. Enjoy!
JEB DUNNUCK 91 POINTS - "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."