Clos l'Eglise 2009: a Pomerol Cru with a great personality
The Clos l'Eglise 2009 vintage has a brilliant personality, a vintage recognized as exceptional in Bordeaux. Produced from 35-year-old vines planted in clay-gravel soils with iron deposits, it is a typical Pomerol blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Clos l'Eglise 2009 was aged 18 months in new French oak barrels .
This Pomerol has a deep red color with dense purple hues. On the nose, all the typicality of the Pomerol terroir expresses itself intensely with notes of red fruit and black cherry liqueur, punctuated with vanilla notes. It is a round and harmonious wine that has an ample mouthfeel. It is slightly full-bodied with fine and silky tannins. Warm and powerful, the Clos l'Eglise 2009 is certainly a wine that can be cellared for another 15 to 20 years.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.