Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2004
"This is a benchmark for both Denis Durantou and this Pomerol estate, although I can see it testing wine-lovers' patience.” Robert Parker
|Grape Blend||Merlot 50%; Cabernet Franc 50%|
Château l'Eglise Clinet 2004 is an exceptional right bank Bordeaux from a great Bordeaux vintage.
Château l'Eglise Clinet is one of the least known of Pomerol estates due to its size, yet ranks amongst the finest red wine estates of Pomerol, and its vines produce typically fat, juicy Bordeaux wines of uncommon generosity.
The sadly now late winemaker Denis Durantou, who had made fine red wine here since 1982, brought l'Eglise Clinet to the pinnacle of Pomerol producers with consistently stunning wines, putting his entire soul into the estate. Denis was a passionate, jovial, down-to-earth winemaker and will be sorely missed across Bordeaux.
Gazing across Clinet's vines to the iconic Pomerol church, the château is set in absolute peace and tranquillity, and it is easy to see why Denis became so attached to this boutique estate on Pomerol's plateau.