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2006 Château l'Église-Clinet

  • 97 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52427-2006

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Violet, black licorice and berry aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a powerful finish. Layered and rich or the vintage. Needs time to develop. Best after 2014. 1,350 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2014+
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($500) Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines dark berries and black cherry, licorice pastille, truffle, tobacco and sexy oak spices. Lush and sweet but with superb freshness and underlying structure. The wine's combination of suavity, backbone and compelling mineral-driven perfume is why I often find it hard to take merlot seriously when it's not grown on the Pomerol plateau. Finishes silky and very long. This has turned out splendidly.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Balanced and harmonious for the vintage. Full-bodied, with a very good core of ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Excellent winemaking by the gifted Denis Durantou.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Rating: 18

    Extremely dark. Very heady. Strongly liquorice and then luscious fruit. Not forced and the tannins do not outweigh the fruit, though they are certainly present.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 98

    Potentially the wine of the vintage, proprietor Denis Durantou has fashioned a profound 2006 of great intensity and complexity. Its intense purple hue is accompanied by a glorious nose of melted red and black fruits, spring flowers, truffles, and spice. With massive concentration as well as intensity, but no hard edges, it is a tour de force in winemaking. Multilayered, with incredibly texture and purity as well as a finish that lasts over 60 seconds, this brilliant Pomerol should be accessible in 3-4 years, and last for three decades or more. Bravo!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: winecellar
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

  • 210 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 26 collectors)