Clos l'Eglise 2010
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|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£1,200.00||3 cs|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£100.00||6 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Another brilliant wine from Helene Garcin-Leveque, the 2010 Clos L’Eglise comes from a 15-acre vineyard near the well-known church just to the west of the high plateau of Pomerol. It is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Loads of roasted espresso notes intermixed with white chocolate, plum, Asian soy, blackberry and black cherry fruit make for an intensely perfumed set of aromatics. Plump, fleshy and full-bodied, with beautiful fruit as well as undeniable purity and an enticing texture, this is a succulent, lush Pomerol to drink over the next 12-15+ years. Drink: 2013 - 2028
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013
2010: The Garcin family has made so many top vintages of Clos l'Eglise since taking over this estate in the late nineties that it is difficult to say 2010 will turn out better than 2009, 2005, 2000 or 1998, but it is unquestionably a top-flight effort for both the vintage and the appellation. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this full-bodied wine exhibits a dense purple color, a sweet perfume of jammy boysenberries and black currants, oak, truffles and caramel. This opulent, deep yet powerful Pomerol possesses fresh acids and tremendous precision. Enjoy it over the next 15-20 years. By the way, a second wine, the forward, up-front 2010 Esprit de l'Eglise, also performed well.
Tasted at Chateau Barde Haute, the Clos l’Eglise is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It has a very intense bouquet with a lot of oak that will need several years to be fully absorbed. It offers some gorgeous floral notes with a faint touch of star anis emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins on the entry. Perhaps it does not need quite the 100% new oak, which tends to dominate the finish and why I remain parsimonious with my sky. Nevertheless, it should end up a very fine Clos l’Eglise. Tasted November 2012.
Tasted three times including at Barde-Haut, this has a precocious, lifted peppermint-tinged bouquet with black cherries, briary, juniper and a touch of blueberry. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, good balance but quite introspective on the tannic, grippy finish. This is a more masculine Clos l'Eglise than recent vintages, one that will repay long-term cellaring. Tasted April 2011.
Dark and winey, with lots of cassis and blackberry notes and ample layers of velvety tannins and cocoa. A bit grippy on the finish, but plenty long. â€”J.M.
The quality of the tannins in this young red is superb, with a texture of velvet. Full and yummy.