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2016 Château l'Église-Clinet

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 99 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52427-2016

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$245.65

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    90% Merlot picked 21 September to 4 October (earlier than most), 10% Cabernet Franc picked 6 October. 43 hl/ha. 80% new oak. Deep sultry crimson. Heady. Savoury nose. Meaty flavours and fantastic structure with enough flesh in the middle. Not the sweetest and not as fat as usual but there is drama and depth here. Very long. I think this will come round.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A flash of spearmint gives this a fresh feel, while the core of raspberry and boysenberry fruit follows up quickly, carried by lively acidity. The long, fruitcake-filled finish keeps a sense of elegance. Very enticing.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2016 L'Eglise-Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 21 September and 4 October for the former and on 6 October for the latter. It was cropped at 43 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 80% new oak, with around 14.2% alcohol. Lucid in color, it has a quintessential L'Eglise-Clinet bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, liquid minerals and hints of iris and incense. The palate is very precise and crisp, some of the finest tannins that you will encounter in Pomerol, tensile right from the beginning, taut and linear with immense precision towards the extended mineral-soaked finish. This is nothing less than a brilliant wine from Denis Durantou, undoubtedly one of the stars of the vintage.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Self | Rating: 70

    Author: pedrolgo
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

  • 34 bottles owned
  • 5 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 70
    (Out of 5 collectors)