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  • Country ranking ?

    406
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Since 1983, Denis Durantou has been at the helm of this historic estate. He has quietly performed something of a revolution, introducing a host of innovations and bringing his wine-making philosophy to one of the greatest terroirs in Bordeaux. The 4.5 hectares used for the grand vin are situated next to the church in Pomerol on gravel and clay soils. A further 1.5 hectares of on sandy soils account for the excellent Petite Eglise. 

Denis’ wines receive many accolades, all richly deserved. The grand vin is consistently amongst the best wines of the vintage; they are typically perfumed, nuanced and posses the structure to age gracefully for many decades.

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L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol - excellent ripeness and acidity, black cherries everywhere, powerful, deep and stunningly rich. Bull's eye effort. 98p.
  • 98p
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with complex character, blackberries, plums and black cherries, vanilla, cloves and hints of gingerbread spices. On the palate well structured with firm but ripe tannins, opulent but still fresh, distinct minerality and great length, a wine with a promising future
  • 96p
L’Eglise Clinet - 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc - 70% New Oak Great colour, the nose is bigger than the Petite as you would expect, very pure focused fruit coming through, hints of rose petal and violet, deep dark and exciting, black cherry coming through too, this is a big boy, dense and full, fresh with chalky tannins, textured, serious, savoury and toasty layers unfolding on the finish, for the long haul. 95-97/100, 2028-2050
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Information

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  L'Eglise-Clinet 2015  ( Château L'Eglise-Clinet  )

"L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol - excellent ripeness and acidity, black cherries everywhere, powerful, deep and stunningly rich. Bull's eye effort. 98p."

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 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  L'Eglise-Clinet 2015  ( Château L'Eglise-Clinet  )

"L’Eglise Clinet - 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc - 70% New Oak
Great colour, the nose is bigger than the Petite as you would expect, very pure focused fruit coming through, hints of rose petal and violet, deep dark and exciting, black cherry coming through too, this is a big boy, dense and full, fresh with chalky tannins, textured, serious, savoury and toasty layers unfolding on the finish, for the long haul. 95-97/100, 2028-2050"

1y 14d ago

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  L'Eglise-Clinet 2015  ( Château L'Eglise-Clinet  )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Opulent nose with complex character, blackberries, plums and black cherries, vanilla, cloves and hints of gingerbread spices. On the palate well structured with firm but ripe tannins, opulent but still fresh, distinct minerality and great length, a wine with a promising future"

1y 16d ago

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  L'Eglise-Clinet 2015  ( Château L'Eglise-Clinet  )

"Ruby. Scented, some coffee, violets, dark fruits, exotic, intense, layered and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, juicy, dark berries, some red fruits, minerals, detailed, long. 94-96"

1y 19d ago

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