Château Clinet is located on one of the highest points on the plateau of Pomerol. It is one of the oldest vineyards in the appellation, with traces of the vineyard's existence dating back to 1595. Since then the estate has passed through many hands: the Constant, Arnaud, and Audy families, before being sold to Gan insurance in 1991. Clinet has been owned by the Laborde family since 1999, and has been managed by Ronan Laborde since 2004. Roman is known as ”The Marathon Man”, because he could have been a competitive marathon runner but, when he was told that training would demand giving up good food and wine, he declined a career as a marathon runner and focused his energies on Clinet instead, helping to make it the award-winning highly respected estate it is today. 11 hectares of vineyards are planted on the esteemed Günz gravel terrace where the appellation's most prestigious crus originate, with 75% Merlot, and 24.7% Cabernet Sauvignon [one of the few Pomerol estates with this much Cabernet Sauvignon], and a very small percentage of Cabernet Franc with just 0.3%. The average age of the vines is 42 years, but they also have some of the oldest vines in Pomerol, planted in 1934. The wines are aged in oak, 60% new. The Clinet style has an incomparable character; exceptionally rich and aromatic wines.