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2010 Château l'Église-Clinet

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 97 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52427-2010

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$325.00

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Dark purplish crimson. Introvert and unevolved on the nose. Very firm and ambitious. Not nearly as sweet as most Pomerols but with excellent structure. Chewy and for the long term. Fragrant and Cab Francy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Good deep red. Wild, superripe nose combines dark raspberry, black olive, smoked meat, mocha and sexy oak. Hugely rich and sweet but structured too, offering outstanding depth to its flavors of berries, dark chocolate, espresso, graphite and underbrush. Finishes with huge but noble tannins and outstanding persistence. As rich and concentrated as this is, it somehow maintains a light touch. A great expression of merlot with the sheer strength of material and structure for a long life in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Rich but delightfully pure, with a stunningly gorgeous, pure beam of unadulterated raspberry preserves driving through the middle, showing hints of plum, anise and blueberry hanging in the background. The long finish drips with fruit, but maintains the racy acidity needed for balance and elegance, while a fine minerality slides in underneath.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    Sweet berries with hints of incense and spices on the nose with black truffles. Very ripe but not over-the-top. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a smoky wood and mushroom undertone. It's dense and impressive yet very balanced. I like it, slightly better quality than the 2009. Give the wine five or six years of bottle age to soften before opening.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 has a broody, marine-influenced bouquet that is sulky at first, but opens nicely with seaweed and iodine-tinged black fruit unfolding with every swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry. Rounded and velvety smooth, gentle grip but very powerful towards the showy and generous Merlot-driven finish. I guessed it to be Clinet before its identity was revealed! Tasted January 2014.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Self | Rating: 97

    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

  • 208 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 20 collectors)