1994 l'Eglise Clinet

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Average critic rating : 90.0 points



L'Eglise-Clinet is one of the best-situated vineyards in Pomerol, and proprietor/winemaker, Denis Durantou, is one of the most meticulous producers in Bordeaux. The vineyard is composed of tracts of very old vines (one planted in 1930). The wine, which is made from extremely small yields of two tons per acre, is normally a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, all of it aged in 60% new oak casks. The 1994 exhibits a saturated dark ruby/purple color, as well as a tight but promising nose of ripe cherries, mulberries, and currants, along with a vague notion of black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, with pure fruit, a layered impression, and stubborn tannin in the muscular finish, this wine is not as charming as the more forward 1993. A larger-scaled, richer wine, the 1994 requires 5-6 years of cellaring. An impressive 1994. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2022. Wine Advocate.February, 1997

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l'Eglise Clinet 1994
+£275.00     (+41.35%) Latest price:  £940.00
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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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