Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2009

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2009

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 50% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denis Durantou Optimum Drinking: 2020-2060 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: Code: 102000 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château l'Eglise Clinet 2009 is a stunning Pomerol - powerful and concentrated, yet elegant and refined - an ethereal masterpiece from a great Bordeaux vintage.

Winemaker Denis Durantou, has brought l’Eglise Clinet to the pinnacle of Pomerol producers with consistently stunning wines, yet you wouldn’t know it from his jovial, engaging, down-to-earth attitude.

Gazing across Denis' vines to the iconic Pomerol church, his château is set in absolute peace and tranquillity (a quaint, walled cemetery being his neighbour!), and it is easy to see why he has become so attached to this boutique estate.


"Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting wine, pure, elegant, but at the same time, extremely powerful and concentrated, with stunning texture, opulence and density, the tannins are abundant, and the wine certainly in need of a decade of cellaring. Fabulous creme de cassis and cherry liqueur notes are intertwined with hints of licorice, truffle, and graphite. Full and rich, but still in an infantile state of development, this wine needs to be cellared for 10 years but should keep for five decades or more. This 2009 is absolutely profound."

"Tasted at the chateau. Very deep in colour, the 2009 l’Eglise-Clinet has an extremely complex, intense nose with blackberry, raspberry leaf, granite and a touch of orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with beautiful, svelte tannins, utterly refined and composed with a very precise finish. Such a powerful wine and it become even more intense with aeration. There is real mineralite towards the finish that has grip and real presence. Magnificent."