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Eglise Clinet 2001

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A brilliant effort (one of the vintages most substantial wines). Denis Durantou has turned in a tour de force in 2001. Sadly, there are only 1500 cases of this 85% Merlot/ 15% Cabernet Franc blend (from vines averaging 40 years of age). A beauty, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a glorious nose of red and black fruits, flowers, sweet oak and hints of licorice as well as truffles. Opulent, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, tannic and persistent on the palate. (the finish lasts 40 seconds), give it 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it between 2007-2020.<br/><br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - July 2004)

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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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

...Quintessential Pomerol nose combines roasted black raspberry, coffee liqueur and chocolate. Suave, sweet and voluptuous, with a wonderfully pliant texture and a flamboyantly expressive personality. This sent a shiver of pleasure up my spine...Huge... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Eglise Clinet, L' 750ml



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A brilliant effort (one of the vintages most substantial wines). Denis Durantou has turned in a tour de force in 2001. Sadly, there are only 1500 cases of this 85% Merlot/ 15% Cabernet Franc blend (from vines averaging 40 years of age). A beauty, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a glorious nose of red and black fruits, flowers, sweet oak and hints of licorice as well as truffles. Opulent, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, tannic and persistent on the palate. (the finish lasts 40 seconds), give it 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it between 2007-2020.<br/><br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - July 2004)

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