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Clos l’Eglise 2012

Clos L'Eglise

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 18.5

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

Menthol and plum on the palate, very chewy tannic feel, heavy body. Quite punishing structure at present, perhaps without the flavour interest to give this the longevity it seems to need. Medicinal flavours dominate the aftertaste. (RH)

Jeb Dunnuck

I also loved the 2012 Clos LEglise. This more medium-bodied, elegant Pomerol boasts a healthy purple color to go with ample chocolate-laced black cherry and currant fruits, medium-bodied richness and depth, plenty of tobacco and floral nuances, and a great finish. It doesnt have the concentration of the top vintages here yet is beautifully balanced, elegant, and will continue drinking nicely for another 10-12 years.


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