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Chateau Feytit Clinet 2012, Pomerol

Bright deep ruby. Floral. Lush and pure cassis-plum fruit. Moca like palate, with lots of Pomerol character. Silky tannins; soft yet soli structure; sleek and full finish. ABV is 14% and drinks rich and excellent. Consistent scoring and comments; Points 93 to 95(RP, JS, NM, Derek Smedley, Tim Atkins); long drink-window; starts drinking well this year, silky tannins, elegant structure, excellent ageing potential. Cropped at an absurdly low 21 hectoliters per hectare, this wine is from final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

We tasted 1998 Chateau Feytit Clinet some 15 years ago, and we remember that well. After that, we sampled 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012. They are all good.

Parker et al comment as follows:

RP93+ Expressive fruit. Fresh, long and linear. Very fine tannins. Potentially a good buy. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel, which gives the wine a sexy, up-front, well-integrated wood component to accompany its black raspberry, black currant and flowery notes. The wine possesses remarkable intensity, a full-bodied richness and terrific purity. It appears to be one of the superstars of the vintage. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

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