2012 Ch L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol

Ch L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol
Colour
Red
Producer
Château l'Eglise-Clinet
Region
Pomerol, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020-2035
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2012 Ch L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol
Colour
Red
Producer
Château l'Eglise-Clinet
Region
Pomerol, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020-2035
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£1,050.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(4 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, April 2013, Score: 96-100

Along with Petrus, the 2012 l’Eglise Clinet is the potential wine of the vintage. An amazing tour de force in winemaking, the wine’s inky/purple color is accompanied by copious notes of spring flowers, creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, truffles, caramels and graphite. Full-bodied with enormous concentration, the purity, exquisite balance and sheer gravitas and palate presence of this massive yet phenomenally compelling Pomerol are something to behold. Kudos to l’Eglise Clinet. This wine will be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades or more. An amazing performance from proprietor Denis Durantou, this blend of 85% Merlot (harvested between September 21 and October 4) and 15% Cabernet Franc (harvested October 6) hits all the sweet spots in the olfactory senses as well as on the more crude palate. Drink 2017 - 2047

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Producer

Château l'Eglise-Clinet

Tasting with Dénis Durantou is always a visual feast. Not only do we get to savour a range of greatwines, but we also normally get to view one of the Right Bank's most striking art collections,painted by Dénis' wife. But sadly they were on loan to an exhibition. The most famous of thePomerol "Clinets", L'Eglise Clinet has been run by Dénis since 1983 whose brilliant winemaking hascatapulted this château skywards.

Region

Pomerol, Red Bordeaux

The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.

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