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Château l'Eglise-clinet Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol 2010

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"This wine will likely be a major superstar with about 10-15 years of cellaring. It was one of the more closed and difficult wines to penetrate and one of probably only a dozen or so 2010s that I only had one chance to taste from bottle, but it is loaded with fabulous raw materials. The 2010 is a profound effort, but it needs to be forgotten for at least a decade. This opaque purple wine offers up notes of caramelized black currant and black cherry candies intermixed with some very high class, subtle vanillin and toast. Hints of licorice, mocha and perhaps even a touch of chocolate are also present in this full-bodied, super-duper, concentrated, classic wine, which has everything in perfect proportions. But in the finish, its whoppingly big tannins kick in and basically announce that drinking this wine now would be infanticide. Look for this wine to last for at least 50+ years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 96+ pts.*

Château L'eglise-clinet:
POMEROL In 1882, Mr Mauléon-Rouchut, great great grandfather of Denis Durantou, brought together different plots of Clos L’Eglise and Domaine de Clinet, which his family had acquired in the 18th century, to make up a 4.5 hectare vineyard around the church of Saint John of Pomerol. TERROIR Clay and gravel without excess water thanks to the natural slopes of the plots and the century-old drainag... Read more
POMEROL In 1882, Mr Mauléon-Rouchut, great great grandfather of Denis Durantou, brought together different plots of Clos L’Eglise and Domaine de Clinet, which his family had acquired in the 18th century, to make up a 4.5 hectare vineyard around the church of Saint John of Pomerol. TERROIR Clay and gravel without excess water thanks to the natural slopes of the plots and the century-old drainage network. GRAPE VARIETIES Spared by the recent frosts of 1956, 1985 and 1987, the Merlot plants (85%) and the Cabernet Franc plants (15%) have reached an average age of 40 years. PRUNING AND DENSITY "Bordelaise" and Single Guyot pruning techniques, organic compost every 5 years, 6,500 plants per hectare. HARVESTING After daily tastings of the berries and with a team of 30 pickers, the harvest is carried out swiftly thanks to the leaf-stripping and crop thinning done in August and September. Total de-stemming and gentle crushing. VINIFICATION AND AGEING The vatting last from 15 to 21 days. As from October, racking into oak barrels, which are new, depending on the vintages, allowing an ageing period of 18 months with rackings every 3 to 5 months. The bottling before summer, sometim es after fining with egg whites. PRODUCTION Château bottling rarely exceeding 15 tonneaux (1,500 cases). DISTRIBUTION Bordeaux market. Read less

External Reviews for Château l'Eglise-clinet Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

90% merlot, 10% cabernet Franc. The bouquet of the grand vin is currently showing a more reserved state, offering purity in its aroma as complexity slowly appears in the shape of black cherry underneath scents of soy, spices and dark oak. This classi... Chuck Hayward. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 LEglise Clinet 1500ml



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"This wine will likely be a major superstar with about 10-15 years of cellaring. It was one of the more closed and difficult wines to penetrate and one of probably only a dozen or so 2010s that I only had one chance to taste from bottle, but it is loaded with fabulous raw materials. The 2010 is a profound effort, but it needs to be forgotten for at least a decade. This opaque purple wine offers up notes of caramelized black currant and black cherry candies intermixed with some very high class, subtle vanillin and toast. Hints of licorice, mocha and perhaps even a touch of chocolate are also present in this full-bodied, super-duper, concentrated, classic wine, which has everything in perfect proportions. But in the finish, its whoppingly big tannins kick in and basically announce that drinking this wine now would be infanticide. Look for this wine to last for at least 50+ years." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 96+ pts.*

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