The 2012 Feytit-Clinet is one of the more massive, structured Pomerols of the year. Inky dark fruit, creme 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 Jeremy Chasseuil over the last few years.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032
Robert Parker 93
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030