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2000 Château l'Église-Clinet

abv 13.5%
  • 97 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52427-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($220-$325) Full ruby-red. Sweet, superripe aromas of dark fruits, game, chocolate and beefsteak tomato. Offers a near-exotic sweetness in the mouth, which is accentuated by mocha and woodsmoke notes, yet manages to maintain its balance thanks to a healthy pH of 3.7 and huge but thoroughly ripe tannins (the IPT was 86!). This has the creamy intensity brought by small berries. Since 1997, Durantou has been using only natural manure as fertilizer, and the result has been somewhat lower pH levels, which have given his wine more energy.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    A stunning wine with extraordinary concentration, but still somewhat backward, this 2000 needs much more time than I projected seven years ago. It boasts an inky/dark purple color along with an intense nose of kirsch, blackberries, licorice, caramel, and flowers. Full-bodied with abundant tannin as well as a multidimensional, thick texture, this unevolved Pomerol has not changed much since its 2003 release. Gorgeous purity and a natural mouthfeel make for a dazzling wine that will benefit from another 5-10 years of cellaring, and last for three decades thereafter. It is a legendary effort!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Exceptionally deep crimson. Intense and slightly tarry nose with hints of dark chocolate - really rather luscious. Great balance. So polished and beautifully balanced yet with quite a lot buried in there - more than with most of its peers. Really very impressive.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    This has everything. Super class and elegance, yet ripe and exciting. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and minerals. Full-bodied, with incredible raspberry, cherry, mineral and silky tannins. Very long. Winemaker Denis Durantou is a purist, and it shows.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

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    Author: winecellar
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Medium bodied. Slightly muted nose. Pleasant mouth feel on entry with excellent balance. Dusty tannins still very apparent. However lacks energy and fades quite fast on the finish. Lacking fruit and not as expressive as you would expect form a Pomerol.
    Author: taipanli
This is a tiny estate that is often overlooked. The blend typically reflects a blend of 70%-80% Merlot and 20%-30% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines (55-65 years old) is one of the factors that make the wines from this chateau so admirable. They start out as juicy, concentrated and lush, and with time, become the personified elegance for which Pomerol has become famous.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 475 bottles owned
  • 66 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 66 collectors)