Château Clinet

Ronan Bordeaux Merlot

8.6211 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
Ryan Radecki

Wedding planning. Very smooth wine with rich flavors and textures. Soft but edgy spice.

Wedding planning. Very smooth wine with rich flavors and textures. Soft but edgy spice.

Mar 25th, 2022
Seiji Takeuchi

100% Merlot. Dark wine red. Pretty complex aroma. Blackberry and a hint of spice. Actually liked this Bordeaux a lot. Evem liked the label of a classic bicycle with a man going in a date (?). They didn't have pedals on bicycles at the time.

100% Merlot. Dark wine red. Pretty complex aroma. Blackberry and a hint of spice. Actually liked this Bordeaux a lot. Evem liked the label of a classic bicycle with a man going in a date (?). They didn't have pedals on bicycles at the time.

Feb 1st, 2022
John Nelmes

Buy again.

Buy again.

Sep 16th, 2021
John Bratincevic

Nice color. Smells like cherries and a bit of earth and the tiniest hint of mild flowers. Smooth, decent, tastes like it smells, but a nicer mouthfeel than I expected. I’d buy again if it were cheaper - but for $11, probably not.

Nice color. Smells like cherries and a bit of earth and the tiniest hint of mild flowers. Smooth, decent, tastes like it smells, but a nicer mouthfeel than I expected. I’d buy again if it were cheaper - but for $11, probably not.

Aug 31st, 2021
Graham Nelson

Back tannins - ok Bordeaux ,

Back tannins - ok Bordeaux ,

Jul 9th, 2021
barak heller hayun

basic Merlot based Bordeaux.
was nice opening a magnum and the tiny bit of ageing softened it well.

basic Merlot based Bordeaux.
was nice opening a magnum and the tiny bit of ageing softened it well.

Apr 6th, 2021