Jeb Dunnuck 91 points!
Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux is a beautiful red wine gem from the excellent 2016 vintage in Bordeaux. From Ronan Laborde, owner and 100-pts winemaker at Chateau Clinet - also President of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. 95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc from the right bank at 13.5% alcohol.
"The Merlot-dominated 2016 By Clinet (there's 5% Cabernet Franc) is a charming, already delicious effort that gives up elegant notes of chocolate-laced plums and dark fruits, notes of leafy herbs and truffle, medium to full body, and a layered, charming mouthfeel.
It's a terrific Bordeaux to drink over the coming 7-8 years or so."-Jeb Dunnuck, 91 points!
On the nose, Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux displays dark fruit aromas such as blackcurrant, blackberry, followed by raspberry, flint, and Asian spices. Ripe and rich on the palate, the mouth is full of charming flavors of cherry, cranberry, blueberry, layered with crème de cassis, mocha and ganache notes.
Enjoy Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux with burgers on the grill, veal, ratatouille, and aged cheeses.