An estate of modest proportions, Château Clinet sits atop one of the highest points on the fabled Pomerol plateau. Instantly recognisable by its red shutters, it is home to one of the oldest vineyards in the appellation, with a history stretching back to 1595. The 2001 release is a pure expression of Merlot raised entirely in new oak for 24 months. It is full-bodied and lavish, offering up lovely notes of cassis, plum, figs, truffle and earth. Drink now and over the next 2-3 years.