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Feytit Clinet 2012

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

The 2012 Feytit-Clinet is one of the more massive, structured Pomerols of the year. Inky dark fruit, crème de cassis, violets, mint, sage, chocolate, lavender, smoke and tobacco fill out the wine's ample, large-scaled frame with aplomb. There is no shortage of power or intensity. The only question is how long the tannins will need to soften. Today, the Feytit-Clinet is a bruiser. But that doesn't stop it from being both compelling and drop-dead gorgeous. I have been deeply impressed with what I have tasted from proprietor Jérémy Chasseuil over the last few years.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2016

This wine has a beautiful, dense, opaque bluish/purple color, with loads of sweet fruit, no noticeable oak, earth, spice and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The finish is long, opulent and beautifully textured. This is stunning Pomerol in this vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. There is also room for further improvement. The final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with the alcohol 14.1% from tiny yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015

Jeremy Chasseuil is one of the appellations lesser known stars who is really taking this cru to a higher level. I love the nose on the Feytit-Clinet 2012 - such purity and expressive with subtle sea foam notes that gently waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. There is great tension here - a sleek, stylish Pomerol that is perhaps a little more modern than previous vintages, but it will be great wine that will give great pleasure. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013

A silky and refined wine with superb balance and beauty for the vintage. Full-bodied, very fine and following through to a long and flavorful finish. Dark fruit and light coffee on the finish. Better in 2017.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2015

This tiny 17 acre Pomerol estate has been on the up since proprietor Jeremy Chasseuil took back control in 2000 after a long standing lease with Moueix expired. With only a 1200 case production, it is worth looking out for en primeur in the good vintages. This Pomerol has a gorgeous silky texture with lots of cream on the medium-weight palate. Plush and fleshy. Charming and smooth.

Farr Vintners, March 2013

There is a brooding black fruited power about the nose with sumptuous fleshy richness on the palate. Under the powerful ripe black fruits there is some freshness red cherry and bramble giving a lighter feel towards the back yet the finish has all the black fruited power of the nose. 2017-26

Derek Smedley MW, May 2013

I tasted this wine twice during en primeur week and it impressed on both occasions as one
of the top Pomerols of the vintage. It's very perfumed, with aromas of green pepper and
spice, followed by black fruits, attractive mocha-like oak and fine-grained tannins on the
palate. A beautifully balanced red.
Drink: 2020-30

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2013
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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.

Possibly the finest wine Feytit Clinet has yet produced (even superior to their remarkable 2008, 2009 and 2010), this property is an exclusivity of Jeffrey M. Davies Signature Selections. Cropped at an absurdly low 21 hectoliters per hectare, the final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The alcohol level hit 14.1%, which is nearly up there with the 2010 and 2009.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (206), April 2013

This is gorgeous with beautiful blueberry, raspberries and chocolate character. Full body, with velvety tannins. Excellent depth and beauty.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2013
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