2022 La Petite Eglise Pomerol - 6x75cl
06C2PEGL6PK _ 2022 - La Petite Eglise Pomerol - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château l'Eglise-Clinet
  • Region Pomerol
  • Drinking 2025 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - La Petite Eglise Pomerol - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château l'Eglise-Clinet
  • Region Pomerol
  • Drinking 2025 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £243.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 La Petite Eglise was picked from 31 August to 9 September and was aged in 60% new oak. It has a pure bouquet with dark berry fruit, pressed iris flower and light loamy scents. The palate is medium-bodied with seductive black berries and strawberries laced with white pepper. It's harmonious and sensual on the finish. Superb. Drink 2027-2040

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 La Petite Eglise is quite dense and inward at this stage. The Cabernet Franc is especially dominant today, both in the wine's aromatic profile and overall feel. It's a serious second wine that demands at least a few years in the cellar. Time in the glass brings out notable fruit richness as the Merlot gains volume to match the aromatic presence and structure of the Franc. Drink 2028-2042.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    A slightly higher proportion of Cabernet Franc has gone into this compared to the Grand Vin. This is similarly elegant, expressive and light on its feet, with great concentration of spiced plum and ripe black cherry together with walnut and sandalwood notes. The fresh acidity lifts the palate whilst the fine grippy tannins are controlled. The red fruit on the finish is sweetly ripe and delicious. This is a great Petite Eglise.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 95-96

    Chocolate and walnut with hazelnut and berries. It’s full and chewy with velvety tannins and spices. Juicy and salty finish. Savory.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 17

    A little more complexity and structure this year. Red-fruit and violet notes, the fruit generous and flavour intense. Firm, ripe tannins behind provide a serious edge. Length on the finish. (James Lawther MW) 14.5% Drink 2028 – 2040

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 93

    This is an impressive Petite Eglise, has a sweet subtle spicing, lovely black pepper and great juice. Slate, black chocolate, espresso, mandarin peel, so many layers, delicious. 34hl/h yields. Harvest August 31 (earliest ever) to September 9, 60% new oak. Noemie Durantou winemaker.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 90-92

    The second wine of the château (although it comes from the same parcels each year) is solid and should easily be an outstanding wine. Based on 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 La Petite Eglise has ripe red and black fruits, some graphite, tobacco, and rocky minerality, medium body, supple tannins, and a great finish.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, La Petite Eglise 2022 is deep garnet-purple in color. Scents of blackberry pie, baked plums, and dark chocolate jump from the glass, followed by hints of cumin seed and cast-iron pan. The medium to full-bodied palate is bright and lively, with mouth-coating black and blue fruits and a minerally finish.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18.5+

    The smaller berries in 2022 are why the yields were lower than hoped. While this might have somewhat tempered excitement at Vignobles Denis Durantou, the flavours found in these wines are astounding, deep, resonant and also exceptionally vibrant and refreshing. None more so than La Petit Église with its symphonic nose and thrillingly buoyant texture and length. This is every inch a Grand Vin – in any vintage and from any property. It is a chip off the É-C block, but it stands shoulder to shoulder with its portfolio partner instead of beneath it in ranking because it shows wonderfully different traits and a more engaging and welcoming manner. I have not tasted a La Petite Église before with this depth of flavour, immediate attractiveness or length of finish. It is a stunning triumph that will please ardent fans early in its life and then carry on evolving long after other Châteaux’ Grands Vins have passed on.

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.