2014 La Petite Eglise Pomerol - 3x150cl
06B4PEGLM3PK _ 2014 - La Petite Eglise Pomerol - 3x150cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château l'Eglise-Clinet
  • Region Pomerol
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot/Cab Franc/Syrah
  • Drinking 2021 - 2027
  • Case size 3x150cl
  • Available Now

2014 - La Petite Eglise Pomerol - 3x150cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château l'Eglise-Clinet
  • Region Pomerol
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot/Cab Franc/Syrah
  • Drinking 2021 - 2027
  • Case size 3x150cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £232.07 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £180.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2015, Score: 90-92

    Brilliant purple colour, this is a 100% Merlot wine matured in 50% new oak casks. It has striking dark cherry fruit characters, with a very pleasant sweetness of fruit. Not excessively powerful with a touch of elegance and appealingly fresh on the finish.

  • Neal Martin, March 2017, Score: 91

    The 2014 La Petite Eglise, pure Merlot picked on 3 October, is always a little gem and probably deserves more respect from cognoscenti. It has a gorgeously pure bouquet with ebullient red berry fruit, perhaps showing now more blue fruit, since I last tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin, pure red cherry and strawberry coulis intermingled with cold stone and a touch of blood orange. There is wonderful precision on the finish. This is just superb and doubtless great value. Drink 2018 - 2028. 91 points. Neal Martin

  • Neal Martin, April 2015, Score: 88-90

    The La Petite Eglise 2014 was picked on 3 October and is matured in 50% new oak. It has a clean and generous, though comparatively uncomplicated bouquet, that is perhaps limited by the growing season. The palate is fresh and tense on the entry, a pinch of cracked black pepper at the front of the mouth. There is plenty of animation and energy in this La Petite Eglise with a fresh, almost citric finish that bodes well for the future.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2015, Score: 89-91

    The 2014 La Petite Eglise offers lovely immediacy and suppleness. Sweet dark cherry, hard candy, flowers, plum, menthol and licorice are super-expressive in the glass. Round and immediate, the Petite Eglise is a lovely second wine with plenty of depth and appeal. Petite Eglise is 100% Merlot from gravelly soils.

  • Matthew Jukes, May 2015, Score: 17+

    (100 Merlot) | 50% new oak. With very good poise and very exact proportions this is a wine with no aggression and no hardness whatsoever. It’s a delicious, long, inky wine with a stunning plum and blackberry core and perfectly judged oak. Very long and cool, this is a superb and relatively forward second wine.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2015, Score: 16.5

    100% Merlot and 50% new oak. Picked 3 October. 7,000 bottles. Relatively pale crimson. Low key and tentative on the nose. A bit stringy and with the odd astringent note. Needs time. Drink 2020-2028

Producer

Château l'Eglise-Clinet

The most famous of the Pomerol "Clinets", L'Eglise Clinet has been run by the Durantou family for 5 generations. It was the wonderful Denis Durantou who catapulted this château skywards when he took over in 1983. He very sadly died in 2020, but he leaves behind him an incredible legacy. This tiny flagship estate, now considered one of the superstars of Pomerol, is just over 4 hectares in size and is in the very capable hand...Read more

The most famous of the Pomerol "Clinets", L'Eglise Clinet has been run by the Durantou family for 5 generations. It was the wonderful Denis Durantou who catapulted this château skywards when he took over in 1983. He very sadly died in 2020, but he leaves behind him an incredible legacy. This tiny flagship estate, now considered one of the superstars of Pomerol, is just over 4 hectares in size and is in the very capable hands of two of Denis' daughters, Noémie and Constance, who continue to manage the property and build on their father's brilliant winemaking.Read less

Region

Pomerol

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.