Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Medoc)
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Vintage: 2015 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Clinet
Ronan by Clinet was once described by wine critic Matthew Jukes as: “The most extraordinary value red wine under the sun. A staggeringly serious wine.”
This charming 100% Merlot is named after Château Clinet's CEO, Ronan Laborde. It’s made by the winemaking team behind the legendary Pomerol, using grapes from the terroirs of Côtes de Castillon, Côtes de Bourg, Lussac St-Emilion and elsewhere in Bordeaux. So, expect the style and savoir-faire of one of the world’s most prestigious wineries, but at truly exceptional bang for the buck.
Muscular and powerful with notes of sweet summer fruit liqueur, cherry, raspberry, mocha, Sunday roast, chocolate and spice; this is a firm favourite at Harvey Nichols.
The colour is dense ruby with a garnet rim. On the nose it is spicy, with pronounced blackcurrant aromas and a vanilla underlay. The palate is supple, well rounded with firm tannins and very well balanced. Drinking well now but will evolve even further with bottle age.
Food Matches: Beef / Lamb / Casseroles