Château Clinet

Ronan Bordeaux Merlot

8.6195 ratings
8.711 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Nöel Turner

Very smooth and mellow. This wine is mouth-filling and very nice overall

Very smooth and mellow. This wine is mouth-filling and very nice overall

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2015
Ron R
8.7

For the price, this is a reasonable buy. If you prefer dry French reds, this is for you. Needs another year to round out and mellow.

For the price, this is a reasonable buy. If you prefer dry French reds, this is for you. Needs another year to round out and mellow.

Apr 30th, 2015
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Gritty tannin, earthy mineral ness with overripe and dried fruit. Finish dropped off short. Would have produced better results if it had been cared for more properly.

Gritty tannin, earthy mineral ness with overripe and dried fruit. Finish dropped off short. Would have produced better results if it had been cared for more properly.

Apr 5th, 2015
Jameson Fink

Host Wine Without Worry podcast

9.0

Powerhouse Merlot at a modest price. Big and bold.

Powerhouse Merlot at a modest price. Big and bold.

Jan 17th, 2014
Andrew

Cherry, blackberry, good with food (roast chicken).

Cherry, blackberry, good with food (roast chicken).

Jan 30th, 2021
Andrew Liguori

100% Merlot. Needs an hour decant to bring out the black fruits and cedar box. Good value

100% Merlot. Needs an hour decant to bring out the black fruits and cedar box. Good value

Jan 18th, 2021
Amit Mukerji

Fairly smooth Bordeaux merlot that isn’t overly dry and has an acceptable level of tannin taste.

Fairly smooth Bordeaux merlot that isn’t overly dry and has an acceptable level of tannin taste.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Stephen Dodson

12 euro bargain of the week

12 euro bargain of the week

Oct 31st, 2020
Makoto Someya

Deep color, enough concentration. Matured black fruits flavor, liquere like. It still has tanning. 2010 @2000, Xuheng - XH, 200130-200208

Deep color, enough concentration. Matured black fruits flavor, liquere like. It still has tanning. 2010 @2000, Xuheng - XH, 200130-200208

Jan 30th, 2020
Matt P
8.3

Didn’t love it. Good for the price, definitely needs to be decanted.

Didn’t love it. Good for the price, definitely needs to be decanted.

Dec 14th, 2019