x
  • Country ranking ?

    414
  • 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.

Read more
Close

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

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
  • 96p

Information

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS Charles Dufour  / 
WINERY NEWS Alois Lageder / Summa 20th anniversary  - To celebrate Summa’s 20th anniversary, 1.400 international  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château du Donjon / 
WINERY NEWS Clos Lapeyre / 
WINERY NEWS Nightwish / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Garon / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Guyon / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Dominique Gallois / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Isabel Ferrando / 
WINERY NEWS Schrader Cellars / Napa Valley’s Schrader Cellars sold to Constellation Brands Constellation Brands, Inc., the  more ...
WINERY NEWS Torres / MIGUEL A TORRES GIVEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY DB AND IMW Torres was given the award at a ce  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château du Tertre / 
WINERY NEWS Promontory / The story behind Napa's new blockbuster winery: Promontory Once upon a time, Bill Harlan race  more ...
WINERY NEWS Penfolds  / Penfolds Remembers Max Schubert   Two new wines aim to celebrate Max Schubert, but do they h  more ...
WINERY NEWS Paeanca Societa Agricola / 
WINERY NEWS Château Angelus / ANGELUS AFFECTED BY FROST Everything in the vineyard had been been in the best possible shape up   more ...
WINE NEWS: Dom Pérignon 2009 / Dom Pérignon will launch 2009 vintage before 2008 Dom Perignon has announced the launch of  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Sotheby’s $5m sale smashes records / .
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW - The world’s largest wine competition is beginning / Consumers all around the world will combine with thousands of professionals to choose the best wines in the world

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

98p
 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."

1y 30d ago

96p
 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 2m ago

96p
 Markus Del Monego MW / 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 2m ago

95p
 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 2m ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register