Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2013

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2013

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

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Grape Varietes: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Denis Durantou Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102759 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château l'Eglise Clinet 2013 is a rich, full-bodied Pomerol - powerful and concentrated, yet elegant and refined - it is drinking well now, but will reward more time in bottle.

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.

Reviews

"The Grand Vin is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 27 September and 2 October. It delivers 13.5% alcohol, a degree less than last year. The Merlot comes through very strongly on the nose with pure scents of cranberry and wild strawberry, dried violet petals and a touch of sous-bois It is very well defined although not as complex as a top-flight l'Eglise-Clinet. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky entry that does not hesitate in caressing the palate, the oak succinct and deftly interwoven. There is not a huge depth here, but rather great tension and precision, a hint of citrus peel. This is already utterly seductive. One day, Denis might make a L'Eglise-Clinet that does not incite superlatives. I might be waiting a long time. If you do insist on buying one 2013 en primeur, then make it this one." eRobertParker.com

"Dark ruby. Very pure dark berry and floral aromas soar from the glass. Minerally and inky in the mouth, with blueberry and blackberry cocktail flavors lifted by lively acidity and nicely supported by smooth tannins. One of the better wines of 2013, it's devoid of green or astringent notes. It only lacks the depth of fruit of the better vintages but there's good concentration here." Ian d'Agata