Château l'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol 2005

$1,199.00
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$999.00

SKU 00391

750ml

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This tiny 14.8 acre vineyard has old vines averaging 45 years with some exceeding 100 years in age, and is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Run by the young and talented Denis Durantou, the winery is turning out big, succulent, rich, fruit-driven wines of Pomerol. 'L'Eglise-Clinet is still very much of an insider's secret, but has a fiercely loyal following, so latching on to a few bottles of this beauty is difficult. Its quality and rarity account for the high price it fetches-but the wine is worth it. A must buy!' raved Parker in his book Bordeaux
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château l'Eglise-Clinet
  • ws98

Wine SpectatorDark ruby in color. Fabulous aromas of blackberry, tobacco, black olive and brown sugar follow through to a full body, with incredibly velvety tannins that go on and on and caress the palate for minutes. Shows class and complexity. Stunning. The greatest young wine ever from this producer. Best after 2016.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • wa100

Wine AdvocateA sensational effort from proprietor Denis Durantou, this 2005 is a compelling wine, but purchasers should wait at least a decade to begin the magical liquid tour. One of the monumental wines of the vintage, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a glorious perfume of caramelized blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, a hint of toast in the backward, fully integrated oak, full body, and exceptional density and richness. Prodigiously concentrated, this layered, broad Pomerol reveals a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood. It is a massive, yet remarkably elegant wine that is as singular as it is exhilarating. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040.

Robert Parker, April 2008