l'Eglise Clinet 2003

Product Details

Vintage
2003
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pomerol

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £1,200.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
88

Wine Advocate April, 2006 One of Pomerol’s topnotch estates, l’Eglise Clinet is run with impeccable attention to detail, both in the vineyard and cellar, by proprietor Denis Durantou. It is typically a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a 40-year-old vineyard on the Pomerol plateau. During the torrid heat and drought of 2003, much of Pomerol was scorched, and producers whose vineyards were planted in gravel/sandy soils were forced to harvest prematurely. L’Eglise-Clinet, which had the earliest harvest in its history, has produced a light, but elegant, charming 2003 displaying plenty of sweet cherry fruit, and hints of raspberries, licorice, and new oak. While it possesses little depth, it is a medium-bodied, charmingly superficial effort to drink over the next 7-10 years. Drink 2008-2016
-Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide No 7

One of Pomerol's topnotch estates, l'Eglise Clinet is run with impeccable attention to detail, both in the vineyard and cellar, by proprietor Denis Durantou. It is typically a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a 40-year-old vineyard on the Pomerol plateau. During the torrid heat and drought of 2003, much of Pomerol was scorched, and producers whose vineyards were planted in gravel/sandy soils were forced to harvest prematurely. L'Eglise-Clinet, which had the earliest harvest in its history, has produced a light, but elegant, charming 2003 displaying plenty of sweet cherry fruit, and hints of raspberries, licorice, and new oak. While it possesses little depth, it is a medium-bodied, charmingly superficial effort to drink over the next 7-10 years. (88)

Neal Martin
94

The first really great Pomerol. A fine nose of blackberry, wild mint and a touch of oyster shell. Fresh and lifted with a clarity that previous Pomerol 2003’s could dream of. Firm tannins on the full-bodied palate with superb fruit concentration and delineation. Quite masculine, this feels as if it has entered a broody stage but there is real class here. Drinking 2010-2020. Tasted January 2007.

Wine Spectator
93

Blackberry, mineral and chocolate aromas galore. Full-bodied, chewy and rich. This is tightly wound with loads of fruit and ripe tannins. Needs time. Best after 2012. 1,100 cases made. –JS