Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 50% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denis Durantou Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Code: 101508 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château l'Eglise Clinet 2008 is a Pomerol of real breed and class, displaying lovely black cherry and plum fruit that epitomises this great Pomerol vintage.

Denis Durantou is an exceptional winemaker, and gazing across Denis' vines to the iconic Pomerol church, his château is set in absolute peace and tranquility (a walled cemetery being his neighbour!), it is easy to see why he has become so attached to this beautiful Pomerol gem.


"On the nose, the l’Eglise-Clinet 2008 is much broodier and introspective than its peers, the Cabernet Franc imparting seductive truffle and undergrowth aromas. It displays impressive intensity, a nose that is full of character. The palate is full-bodied with lush, saturated tannins that belie a firm backbone. This Pomerol has impressive acidity and depth: “spherical” at first, but those tannins come through with time in the glass. It has beautifully integrated oak with a seamless, classy finish. This is an enigmatic, alluring Pomerol wine."

"Nice, fairly perfumed fruit on the nose, intense and plummy, with a violet edge. The palate starts attractively, creamy and rounded, rather svelte in texture, with raspberry and cream character. Very flattering, with nice midpalate acidity. Later on it shows a more brawny, cakey character to the fruit. A good grip at the finish, and some length too."