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Chateau L'Eglise Clinet 2018

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Parker : 96-98 / 100
J. Suckling : 99-100 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Maintaining freshness in the wine was a priority for Denis Durantou at L'Eglise Clinet. The pH developed quite quickly, he said. We had to test it every day; we had made a conscious decision to pick before it got too high. At a maximum of 3.7 pH, we pick. As soon as we have an evolution--a flavor change--we decide to pick. Merlot was picked September 18-26 and Cabernet Franc on September 28. The resulting wine has a 3.63 pH and 14.5% alcohol and will be aged in 70% new barriques. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 L'Eglise Clinet is deep purple-black in color and opens with beguiling truffles, forest floor, mossy bark and black tea scents, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves, licorice and candied violets plus wafts of tar and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, concentrated and jam-packed with muscular fruit, the velvety-textured palate delivers layer upon layer of savory and earthy accents, finishing with a lingering mineral lift.
BordeauxPomerol
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
99-100

Vinous - A. Galloni
95-98

Wine Spectator
95-98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pomerol

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

Parker
96-98

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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