1998 l'Eglise Clinet

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£223.00 DP

Average critic rating : 95.5 points



This wine has been so impressive over the last decade that it can now be said to rival Petrus. This effort should turn out to be one of the longest-lived Pomerols of the vintage. It is backward, and has closed down since bottling, but make no mistake about it ... this is a dazzling, serious vin de garde. An opaque purple color is followed by a restrained but promising bouquet of sweet black raspberries intermixed with vanillin, caramel, and minerals. The wine is full-bodied, powerfully tannic, beautifully textured, and crammed with extract (an assortment of black fruits). While it is bursting at the seams, purchasers will need to wait a minimum of 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035. Wine Advocate.April, 2001



Aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry, with hints of black olives. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and loads of ripe fruit, tapenade and flowers. A complex and complete wine. Still needs time. One of the best ever from here.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010. 1,085 cases made. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2009.

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l'Eglise Clinet 1998
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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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