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L’Eglise-Clinet 2018


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 99.0

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.

£960.00 IN BOND

Available for Immediate Delivery


James Suckling

Blue and black fruit with spices and licorice on the nose. Graphite, too. Full and dense, but compact on the palate, with a plush yet tight, velvety texture and a long, fantastic finish. Needs four to six year to start to open. Better after 2027.

Jane Anson

An unmissable wine from the late Denis Durantou, the kind of wine that reminds you why it is still sometimes worth buying En Primeur to be sure you get your allocation. This is always a serious Pomerol that rewards patience, and here wraps up its hedonistic chocolate-dipped blueberry and blacberry fruits in poised, carefully chiselled tannins. Olives, tar, liquorice and campfire smoke curl out of the glass after a few moments. 70% new oak, harvest September 18 to 28. Low and slow fermentation at around 22C, ensuring that even once the grapes were off the vines they were still unhurried. 45hl/ha yield.


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