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.