Chateau du Clinet, Pomerol, 2001, Pomerol, Imperial
A delicious wine in a show-stopping package. A 6 litre Imperial bottle is about as high as your knee and too wide to wrap a single arm around. If you can fit it on your table it will dominate the room and be a centrepiece of any celebration dinner or occasion.
The wine itself is long firm and opulent. It lingers on the palate with intense blackcurrant and fine grained mature blackcurrant. As a 21 year old bottle it has also developed leather and woodshaving characteristics that really show a fine mature wine.