1985 l'Eglise Clinet

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Average critic rating : 94.5 points



In a vintage that has turned out fewer superb wines than originally predicted, L'Eglise-Clinet may turn out to be one of the two longest-lived wines of Pomerol (the other being L'Evangile). This wine is far more concentrated than some of the appellation's super stars (Trotanoy and Petrus for example), and has retained a dense, opaque ruby/purple color, as well as an unevolved but promising nose of kirsch, black raspberries, minerals, and truffles. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with magnificent purity and a nicely layered feel on the palate, this youthful, intensely rich L'Eglise-Clinet is evolving at a glacial pace. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. Last tasted 9/97. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



Fabulous aromas of exotic fruits, chocolate, tobacco and earth. Full-bodied, with very velvety tannins and a long, rich fruit aftertaste. Could still use time to mellow, but it's a gorgeous glass of Pomerol.--L'Eglise Clinet vertical. Best from 2000 through 2008. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 1999.

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l'Eglise Clinet 1985
+£1,225.74     (+91%) Latest price:  £2,572.74
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Château L’Eglise-Clinet - the result of a joining of Château Clinet and Château Clos l’Eglise in the 1950s, has been owned by Denis Durantou since 1982, and is one of Pomerol’s top estates. The l’Eglise-Clinet wines are typically 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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