Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2012

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2012

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denis Durantou Optimum Drinking: 2017-2050 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102607 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château l'Eglise Clinet 2012 was purchased in its original wooden case and is a stunning Pomerol - powerful and concentrated, yet elegant and refined - like the 2010 vintage patience is required to realise its massive potential.

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.


"Along with Petrus, the 2012 l’Eglise Clinet is the potential wine of the vintage. An amazing tour de force in winemaking, the wine’s inky/purple color is accompanied by copious notes of spring flowers, creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, truffles, caramels and graphite. Full-bodied with enormous concentration, the purity, exquisite balance and sheer gravitas and palate presence of this massive yet phenomenally compelling Pomerol are something to behold. Kudos to l’Eglise Clinet. This wine will be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades or more. An amazing performance from proprietor Denis Durantou, this blend of 85% Merlot (harvested between September 21 and October 4) and 15% Cabernet Franc (harvested October 6) hits all the sweet spots in the olfactory senses as well as on the more crude palate." Robert Parker

"Deep ruby. Exceptionally pure aromas of fresh blackcurrant, blueberry, minerals, violet and sweet spices. Sweet, suave and dense, with highly refined flavors of red berries, blackberry and cinnamon, and an impression of sucrosity that is truly unforgettable. The finish is long and delicately peppery, with lingering nuances of cinnamon, vanilla and strawberry jam and building, youthfully chewy but noble tannins. This very refined wine may turn out to be one of the handful of stars of the vintage." Ian d'Agata