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2009 Clos l'Eglise (Pomerol)

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
abv 14.5%
  • 98 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 48061-2009-750-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good full, deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry, black cherry, truffle, minerals and wild herbs. Huge and lush yet somehow balanced, with harmonious acidity and a firm mineral underpinning giving energy and definition to the sweet mid-palate. The wine's impeccable fruit shows a captivating exotic aspect. The resounding finish features ripe tannins that coat the front teeth and outstanding lingering sweetness. The best bottle I've yet tasted from this chateau.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Meaty nose and lots of fresh intensity. Hard work on the finish. Some greenness. Very hard work at this stage!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage, offering up notes of melted caramel, sweet mocha, blackberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of white chocolate and some subtle toasty oak. Round, opulent and unctuously textured, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity, and no hard edges, this sumptuous, fleshy, lavishly rich Pomerol can be drunk now and over the next 25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    This rich, toasty, showy style boasts lots of flashy anise and espresso notes up front, but ample layers of crushed fig, steeped plum and dark mixed berry fruit behind it. Nice grip strides in on the finish, with a graphite spine adding serious length and definition. This has plenty of steak to match its sizzle.
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 367 bottles owned
    • 37 collectors