l'Eglise Clinet 2005
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock DP||£4,500.00||1 cs|
IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT
Tasting Notes and Scores
A sensational effort from proprietor Denis Durantou, this 2005 is a compelling wine, but purchasers should wait at least a decade to begin the magical liquid tour. One of the monumental wines of the vintage, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a glorious perfume of caramelized blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, a hint of toast in the backward, fully integrated oak, full body, and exceptional density and richness. Prodigiously concentrated, this layered, broad Pomerol reveals a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood. It is a massive, yet remarkably elegant wine that is as singular as it is exhilarating. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040.
Tasted single blind at FINE magazine’s vertical in Dusseldorf. This has a ravishing sweet, decadent bouquet: very pure and more Merlot dominated than Cabernet Franc. There is a lot of puppy fat on this wine. The palate is full-bodied with succulent tannins, very supple and generous, layers of pure blackberry, cassis, a touch of bergamot and tobacco, brilliant delineation towards the finish that has extraordinary length. Tasted February 2011.
Dark, narrow rimmed red; closed but dense, ripe and mineral on the nose; rich, concentrated, vital, and firmly but finely tannic; a deep; dark, ripe fruit, fresh and vivid, long and vital to taste, with the freshness typical of so many of the 2005’s, complex, tenacious, gently muscular, and with a prolonged, warm, spicy aftertaste. Very fine. 2020-35+