2005 Clos l'Église (Pomerol) Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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Chocolate covered strawberries, licorice, smoke, spice and espresso are a treat in the nose. The richly-textured palate is even better with its luscious-layers of ripe black cherries, dark chocolate, licorice, and hint of chalk that shows in the finish. A quick splash decant is all that’s needed. Drink from 2024-2036.

Chocolate covered strawberries, licorice, smoke, spice and espresso are a treat in the nose. The richly-textured palate is even better with its luscious-layers of ripe black cherries, dark chocolate, licorice, and hint of chalk that shows in the finish. A quick splash decant is all that’s needed. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Continuing to soften, fill out, and integrate, the wine is soft, silky, and loaded with earthy cherries, plums, truffles, and flowers on the nose and palate, finishing with polished, red pit fruits, spice, and wet earth. At close to 20 years of age, this is just about ready to hit its sweet spot. Drink from 2023-2040.

Continuing to soften, fill out, and integrate, the wine is soft, silky, and loaded with earthy cherries, plums, truffles, and flowers on the nose and palate, finishing with polished, red pit fruits, spice, and wet earth. At close to 20 years of age, this is just about ready to hit its sweet spot. Drink from 2023-2040.

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This is developing quite nicely. Still packed with deep, dark fruits, chocolate, truffle, espresso, wet earth and a touch of spice, the wine is full-bodied, there is a solid depth of flavor, length and energy in the finish. The tannins are soft, silky and polished. This is quite nice today, but it remains youthful, so another 3-5 years will be beneficial to the wine.

This is developing quite nicely. Still packed with deep, dark fruits, chocolate, truffle, espresso, wet earth and a touch of spice, the wine is full-bodied, there is a solid depth of flavor, length and energy in the finish. The tannins are soft, silky and polished. This is quite nice today, but it remains youthful, so another 3-5 years will be beneficial to the wine.

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If you’re in the mood for smoky truffles, licorice and dark plums, you came to the right place. Especially if you're seeking lush, sweet, silky berries, and a touch of oak along with some tannin that remains needing to resolve. The wine is offering great pleasure now and will only get better with a more time in the cellar.

If you’re in the mood for smoky truffles, licorice and dark plums, you came to the right place. Especially if you're seeking lush, sweet, silky berries, and a touch of oak along with some tannin that remains needing to resolve. The wine is offering great pleasure now and will only get better with a more time in the cellar.

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Molten, black cherry with licorice, plums and mocha tease and please the nose. This wine is filled with layers of rich, ripe, black fruit that unfolds over your palate. The tannins are sweet. This full bodied, hedonistic wine feels round in your mouth. The only flaw at this point is the slight touch of oak in the finish. That will in all probability become fully integrated as the wine ages and evolves. This is a stylish example of Pomerol.

Molten, black cherry with licorice, plums and mocha tease and please the nose. This wine is filled with layers of rich, ripe, black fruit that unfolds over your palate. The tannins are sweet. This full bodied, hedonistic wine feels round in your mouth. The only flaw at this point is the slight touch of oak in the finish. That will in all probability become fully integrated as the wine ages and evolves. This is a stylish example of Pomerol.

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When to Drink Clos l'Eglise, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos l'Eglise needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2 hours or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Clos L'Eglise is usually better with at least 8-10 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Clos L'Eglise offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Clos L'Eglise Pomerol with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Clos L'Eglise Pomerol is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Clos L'Eglise is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Clos L'Eglise Pomerol is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

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