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L’Eglise-Clinet 2001


Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 18.5

At just five hectares in size, Château L’Église Clinet should not be overlooked. Creating some of the finest offerings of the appellation, the estate has commanded some of the highest scores throughout the region, with vintages that have even rivalled the powerhouses of Petrus and Lafleur. This is a serious wine that is dripping in opulence and aromatics. Its deep complexity ensures that it needs over a decade of bottle ageing before reaching its full, unrivalled potential. The five-hectare vineyard comprises Merlot (c.85%), Cabernet Franc (c.14%) and Malbec (c.1%), however the Malbec is seldom added to the final blend. The terroir is deep clay and gravel soils, where the vineyard’s natural slopes allow for optimal drainage. The vines average an impressive 40 years of age and continue to thrive on L’Église Clinet’s exceptional terroir.



Neal Martin

The Château lEglise-Clinet 2001, which was served from magnum, is a worthy follow-up to the millennial release and might be unfairly overshadowed by it. The 2001 has a slightly lighter and more feminine bouquet, but it delivers the same level of beguiling delineation and crystalline raspberry and cranberry fruit. This has a Burgundy-like purity, very harmonious in the mouth with very fine acidity. There is a sense of harmony interwoven into this Pomerol—a gentle build towards the lightly spiced, truffle-tinged finish that will put a smile on any wine-lovers face. One of the prettiest wines under Denis Durantous reign, it might not have the prowess of the 2000, but it has plenty of class. Tasted March 2015.

James Suckling

A wine with layers of aromas of licorice, dark chocolate and berries. Violets. Full to medium body with very fine tannins and a long finish. Just coming around. Pure pleasure.


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