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Clos l’Eglise 2010

Clos L'Eglise

Case Format: 3x75cl

Max score: 98.0

One of the oldest châteaux in Pomerol, Clos L’Eglise can date its history back to the 18th century. Under the ownership of the Moreau family, Clos L’Eglise underwent a huge redesigning of its wine making facilities in 1975, which saw the increase of Merlot in the vineyard. Clo L’Eglise’s 5.9 hectare vineyard is planted with Merlot (c.70%) and Cabernet Franc (c.30%), and includes an old parcel of Cabernet Franc vines that were planted in the 1940s. Its terroir comprises rich clay and gravel-based soils with iron deposits. The final blend is aged in 100% new French oak barrels for between 18-24 months. The end result is best described as lush and full-bodied whilst brimming with ripe plums, chocolate and floral flavours. These wines are deeply concentrated and textured, and require at least a decade of bottle ageing before they fully develop.
At the mere mention of its name, this garden-like terroir inspires grandeur. Clos l’Eglise is situated at the break in the Pomerol plateau, which is the origin of the most remarkable wines of the appellation. Nature is at work here and, given the right conditions, promises to express a masterpiece among masterpieces.

Clos L’Eglise, Pomerol is an incredible charmer, evoking immediate pleasure and certain seduction. When it reveals its elegance, its roundness, its opulence it pays tribute to its origins, rare and inimitable. Clos l’Eglise is a philanthropist who leaves behind, on meeting, the persistent memory of a tender emotion.



Richard Hemming MW

Like their 2009, this has a rich, thick, cooked style of fruit on the nose and palate. Rubbery tannic grip yet the acidity delivers refreshment too. Unquestionably concentrated and dense, but has that come at the cost of nuance and subtlety? Perhaps bottle age is the missing part of the equation. (RH)

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Clos lEglise leaps from the glass with vivacious baked raspberries, warm red and black plums and dried herbs notes plus wafts of pencil shavings and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has impressive energy with a firm line of chewy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with loads of zip in its step.


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