2009 l'Eglise Clinet



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£242.00

Average critic rating : 97.0 points

99

99

Proprietor Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting wine, pure, elegant, but at the same time, extremely powerful and concentrated, with stunning texture, opulence and density, the tannins are abundant, and the wine certainly in need of a decade of cellaring. Fabulous creme de cassis and cherry liqueur notes are intertwined with hints of licorice, truffle, and graphite. Full and rich, but still in an infantile state of development, this wine needs to be cellared for 10 years but should keep for five decades or more. This 2009 is absolutely profound. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

96-98

96-98

Picked between 14th and 28th September, a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, from a fresh sample opened half an hour before with the final assemblage, the L’Eglise-Clinet is adorned with a supremely intense bouquet, with ripe black fruits, black plum, black olive tapenade, a hint of liquorice and black truffle. Wonderful definition and sense of controlled power. The palate is full-bodied, voluminous in the mouth, an awesome structure, layers of mineral-rich black fruits counterpoised by a sense of weightless power towards the finish. In its own unique way, a monumental wine. Tasted April 2010.

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97

Wonderful aromas of crushed blackberries and blueberries and spices. Rose petals. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Beautiful layers of tannins, with hints of acidity. Best after 2017. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

97-100

97-100

The nose on this already suggests a deep and contemplative wine with blackberry, dried flowers and sweet berries. Evolves to black olive and hints of asphalt. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and tangy, rich fruit. It really grabs hold of you and wants to tell you it's special. Loads of ripe tannins too. Big and structured. Turns to tapenade

17.5

17.5

Scented nose. Very rich and thick and polished. Fresh and expressive – lots of nervy fruit. Very lively and exciting and nervy – not unlike its maker. Still very tight though. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

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19

Rich and dense but equally fresh and poised. Absolutely packed with fruit. Massive tannic frame but tannins smooth, voluptuous and suave. Aromatically reserved but clearly huge potential. Drink 2018-2045



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l'Eglise Clinet 2009
-£876.00     (-23.24%) Latest price:  £2,894.00
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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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