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Clos l'Église (Pomerol)

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2023
95
Chocolate mint, flowers, plums, truffle, black cherries, licorice, and herbs create the aromatic profile. The palate is even better with its layers of silky, sensuous, velvety fruits that linger. The finish is all about the sexy, chocolate-drenched, sweet, elegant plums. The wine is deep, concentrated, opulent, and sexy. Picture molten dark chocolate-coated, black plums coating your palate with lingering, sweet, fresh, lifted fruits that stick with you. The harvest took place September 12-13 for the Merlot and October 1 for the Cabernet Franc. The blend is 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever used in the blend. 14% ABV 3.7 pH. Drink from 2028-2050. 94-96 Pts.

Chocolate mint, flowers, plums, truffle, black cherries, licorice, and herbs create the aromatic profile. The palate is even better with its layers of silky, sensuous, velvety fruits that linger. The finish is all about the sexy, chocolate-drenched, sweet, elegant plums. The wine is deep, concentrated, opulent, and sexy. Picture molten dark chocolate-coated, black plums coating your palate with lingering, sweet, fresh, lifted fruits that stick with you. The harvest took place September 12-13 for the Merlot and October 1 for the Cabernet Franc. The blend is 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever used in the blend. 14% ABV 3.7 pH. Drink from 2028-2050. 94-96 Pts.

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2022
96
Deeply colored, the wine is floral, with chocolate, plum, licorice, smoke, and truffle accents. The wine is deep, concentrated, opulent, and sexy. Picture molten dark chocolate-coated, black plums coating your palate with lingering fruits, and a touch salt that slides in at the end of the long, finish. This is a new level of quality for Clos L'Eglise! The harvest took place September 9 - September 29. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever used in the blend. 15% ABV 3.75 pH. Drink from 2027-2050. 95-97 Pts.

Deeply colored, the wine is floral, with chocolate, plum, licorice, smoke, and truffle accents. The wine is deep, concentrated, opulent, and sexy. Picture molten dark chocolate-coated, black plums coating your palate with lingering fruits, and a touch salt that slides in at the end of the long, finish. This is a new level of quality for Clos L'Eglise! The harvest took place September 9 - September 29. The wine blends 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc, making this the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever used in the blend. 15% ABV 3.75 pH. Drink from 2027-2050. 95-97 Pts.

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2021
94
Vibrant, elegant, round, and supple, the wine is loaded with red and black plums, cherries, chocolate, spice, licorice. and a dash of citrus. There is ample richness, depth, and energy here coupled with sensuous textures, and vibrancy, that while able to be enjoyed with just a modicum of aging, it has the ability to age and develop for up to two decades. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2045.

Vibrant, elegant, round, and supple, the wine is loaded with red and black plums, cherries, chocolate, spice, licorice. and a dash of citrus. There is ample richness, depth, and energy here coupled with sensuous textures, and vibrancy, that while able to be enjoyed with just a modicum of aging, it has the ability to age and develop for up to two decades. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2045.

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Deeply colored, the wine is plush, soft, round and rich, with a silky, plummy, chocolate and wet earth character. The wine is richly-textured, elegant, deep and fresh, with a black cherry, licorice, cocoa infused finish that feels just great on your palate. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 27 - September 30. Drink from 2024-2045. 93-95

Deeply colored, the wine is plush, soft, round and rich, with a silky, plummy, chocolate and wet earth character. The wine is richly-textured, elegant, deep and fresh, with a black cherry, licorice, cocoa infused finish that feels just great on your palate. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 27 - September 30. Drink from 2024-2045. 93-95

1,921 Views   Tasted
2020
97
With all the flowers, chocolate, black cherries, truffles and licorice you could hope for, the perfume lets you know you are in for a treat. The inky dark color leads the way to a full-bodied, rich and concentrated wine that is opulent, lush, silky and fresh, finishing with layer after layer of perfectly ripe, sweet, sensuously-textured, plums and black cherries. Drink from 2025-2055.

With all the flowers, chocolate, black cherries, truffles and licorice you could hope for, the perfume lets you know you are in for a treat. The inky dark color leads the way to a full-bodied, rich and concentrated wine that is opulent, lush, silky and fresh, finishing with layer after layer of perfectly ripe, sweet, sensuously-textured, plums and black cherries. Drink from 2025-2055.

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Almost opaque in color, the wine jumps from the glass with its showy display of black cherries, Valrhona chocolate, ripe plums, smoke, licorice and wet earth. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the wine is lush, velvety and opulent in texture, leaving you with an array of chocolate-covered red pit fruits and silky, sensuous textures. This could be my favorite vintage of Clos L'Eglise produced yet. 95-97 Pts

Almost opaque in color, the wine jumps from the glass with its showy display of black cherries, Valrhona chocolate, ripe plums, smoke, licorice and wet earth. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the wine is lush, velvety and opulent in texture, leaving you with an array of chocolate-covered red pit fruits and silky, sensuous textures. This could be my favorite vintage of Clos L'Eglise produced yet. 95-97 Pts

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2019
96
Rich, lush, opulent and polished, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and packed with perfectly ripe, dark plums, black cherries, coffee beans, truffle, licorice and very dark chocolate. But it is on the palate where the wine starts to sing due to all of its layers of sexy, supple-textured fruits. The finish packs a punch with its chocolate-covered, dark red pit fruits and espresso. The finish is fresh, pure, long and rich. Drink from 2025-2047.

Rich, lush, opulent and polished, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and packed with perfectly ripe, dark plums, black cherries, coffee beans, truffle, licorice and very dark chocolate. But it is on the palate where the wine starts to sing due to all of its layers of sexy, supple-textured fruits. The finish packs a punch with its chocolate-covered, dark red pit fruits and espresso. The finish is fresh, pure, long and rich. Drink from 2025-2047.

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Black and blue fruit, dark, bitter chocolate, flowers, smoke, cherries, plums, wet earth and forest floor aromatics open the perfume. But it is on the palate where the wine really rocks with its layers of concentrated, rich, opulent, sex bomb textured fruits. The finish packs a punch with its chocolate-covered, dark red, silky pit fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% ABV. 95-97 Pts

Black and blue fruit, dark, bitter chocolate, flowers, smoke, cherries, plums, wet earth and forest floor aromatics open the perfume. But it is on the palate where the wine really rocks with its layers of concentrated, rich, opulent, sex bomb textured fruits. The finish packs a punch with its chocolate-covered, dark red, silky pit fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.5% ABV. 95-97 Pts

6,578 Views   Tasted
2018
96
Dark in color, the wine pops right off the bat with an array of aromatics. Flowers, truffle, smoke, licorice, black cherry and raspberry liqueur consume your nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, seductive, sensuous and silky. Full-bodied, concentrated, opulent and velvety, everything here is in perfect proportion. The finish feels so good, it is impossible not to take another sip. This superb Pomerol will age effortlessly for 3 decades.

Dark in color, the wine pops right off the bat with an array of aromatics. Flowers, truffle, smoke, licorice, black cherry and raspberry liqueur consume your nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, seductive, sensuous and silky. Full-bodied, concentrated, opulent and velvety, everything here is in perfect proportion. The finish feels so good, it is impossible not to take another sip. This superb Pomerol will age effortlessly for 3 decades.

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Powerful, plummy, silky, deep and fresh, this full-bodied wine is long and filled with dark, red pit fruits, chocolate, espresso and violets. Give this velvet textured beauty a decade to age and it is going to be superb! 94-96 Pts

Powerful, plummy, silky, deep and fresh, this full-bodied wine is long and filled with dark, red pit fruits, chocolate, espresso and violets. Give this velvet textured beauty a decade to age and it is going to be superb! 94-96 Pts

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2017
94
Dark chocolate, plum and truffle notes are the first things you notice. Full bodied, lush, rich, ripe and fresh, the wine offers a lot of minerality, cocoa and ripe, juicy plums. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Dark chocolate, plum and truffle notes are the first things you notice. Full bodied, lush, rich, ripe and fresh, the wine offers a lot of minerality, cocoa and ripe, juicy plums. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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2016
96
Full bodied, rich, sexy, lush and polished, this is a hedonistic treat loaded with truffle and plums. There is length, purity and sex appeal here with the ability to age and evolve for at least 2 to 3 decades with ease.

Full bodied, rich, sexy, lush and polished, this is a hedonistic treat loaded with truffle and plums. There is length, purity and sex appeal here with the ability to age and evolve for at least 2 to 3 decades with ease.

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Rich, lush opulent, multi faceted wine with layers of black plums, chocolate, black cherries, licorice, truffle and wet earth. Sexy in its nature, this is just a beauty.

Rich, lush opulent, multi faceted wine with layers of black plums, chocolate, black cherries, licorice, truffle and wet earth. Sexy in its nature, this is just a beauty.

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Fertile, intense, opulent, dark chocolate-covered plums, this wine is fat and sassy with freshness, fruit and length, leaving you with a lavish sensation in the finish. The wine comes from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14% with a pH of 3.7.

Fertile, intense, opulent, dark chocolate-covered plums, this wine is fat and sassy with freshness, fruit and length, leaving you with a lavish sensation in the finish. The wine comes from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14% with a pH of 3.7.

3,324 Views   Tasted
2015
95
Powerful, plummy, rich and hedonistic, the opulent, sexy, plush, chocolate finish is a treat.

Powerful, plummy, rich and hedonistic, the opulent, sexy, plush, chocolate finish is a treat.

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A blanket of deep, dark, red punctuated with peppery aromatics and complicated by black cherry liqueur, flowers, caramel, truffle and licorice, this wine is rich, full-bodied and concentrated with silky, supple textures and a fiery, fresh finish. The Merlot harvest started September 8, finishing September 15. The Cabernet Franc was picked in one day, September 23. The blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 94 - 96 Pts

A blanket of deep, dark, red punctuated with peppery aromatics and complicated by black cherry liqueur, flowers, caramel, truffle and licorice, this wine is rich, full-bodied and concentrated with silky, supple textures and a fiery, fresh finish. The Merlot harvest started September 8, finishing September 15. The Cabernet Franc was picked in one day, September 23. The blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. 94 - 96 Pts

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2014
92
Medium/full bodied, with just a hint of truffles already peeking through the plums. Add some espresso bean, flowers and earth and you are almost there. Soft, polished with a bit of dryness in the spicy finish. Give this 5 years in the bottle to develop more complexity.

Medium/full bodied, with just a hint of truffles already peeking through the plums. Add some espresso bean, flowers and earth and you are almost there. Soft, polished with a bit of dryness in the spicy finish. Give this 5 years in the bottle to develop more complexity.

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A truffle, black cherry and floral perfume opens this soft, polished and silky wine. The plush chocolate and plum finish feels luxurious in the mouth. 93-94 Pts

A truffle, black cherry and floral perfume opens this soft, polished and silky wine. The plush chocolate and plum finish feels luxurious in the mouth. 93-94 Pts

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2013
91
Medium bodied, with an earthy, black cherry, wet earth and leafy personality, the wine is fresh, leaving you a bright, black raspberry finish with a touch of oak in the end note.

Medium bodied, with an earthy, black cherry, wet earth and leafy personality, the wine is fresh, leaving you a bright, black raspberry finish with a touch of oak in the end note.

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Featuring a depth of color for the vintage, the nose delivers toasted oak, incense, coffee bean and black plum. Soft and polished, there is a lot of oak in the soft, polished black plum-filled finish. From yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc comprises the blend. The wine reached 13% ABV with a pH of 3.65. 90-92 Pts.

Featuring a depth of color for the vintage, the nose delivers toasted oak, incense, coffee bean and black plum. Soft and polished, there is a lot of oak in the soft, polished black plum-filled finish. From yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc comprises the blend. The wine reached 13% ABV with a pH of 3.65. 90-92 Pts.

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2012
93
Filled with plush, round, soft, rich fruits that linger with their core of fresh, lush, silky plums, cocoa, espresso licorice and black cherries.

Filled with plush, round, soft, rich fruits that linger with their core of fresh, lush, silky plums, cocoa, espresso licorice and black cherries.

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Concentrated, dense, fleshy, rich, fat and flashy, this sexy Pomerol is packed with oak, ripe, riper and overripe plums, cherries and chocolate. Lush in texture, this is a decadent style of Pomerol. 92-95 Pts

Concentrated, dense, fleshy, rich, fat and flashy, this sexy Pomerol is packed with oak, ripe, riper and overripe plums, cherries and chocolate. Lush in texture, this is a decadent style of Pomerol. 92-95 Pts

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2011
92
Fresh brewed espresso, black raspberry, licorice and dark chocoalte aromas pair with the wines round, lush, open character, finishing with sweet, cherries and cocoa.

Fresh brewed espresso, black raspberry, licorice and dark chocoalte aromas pair with the wines round, lush, open character, finishing with sweet, cherries and cocoa.

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Coffee, chocolate, plum, earth, flora, black cherryl and vanilla aromas were in full force. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, and reaching 14.2% ABV, the wine ended with supple, fresh cocoa and black raspberry. 90-93 Pts

Coffee, chocolate, plum, earth, flora, black cherryl and vanilla aromas were in full force. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, and reaching 14.2% ABV, the wine ended with supple, fresh cocoa and black raspberry. 90-93 Pts

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Clos L’Eglise, the only Pomerol at the tasting, the wine opened with chocolate, floral, oak and boysenberry aromas. From an assemblage of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, at 14.2% ABV, this tasty, flashy Bordeaux wine ended with fresh, cocoa and black raspberry. 90-93 Pts

Clos L’Eglise, the only Pomerol at the tasting, the wine opened with chocolate, floral, oak and boysenberry aromas. From an assemblage of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, at 14.2% ABV, this tasty, flashy Bordeaux wine ended with fresh, cocoa and black raspberry. 90-93 Pts

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2010
95
Concentrated with sweet, ripe, lush, concentrated, dark red berries, that are complicated with the addition of dark cherry, even darker chocolate and truffle. Plush textures, depth of flavor and energy make everything work here. Give it another 5 years and this will be even better.

Concentrated with sweet, ripe, lush, concentrated, dark red berries, that are complicated with the addition of dark cherry, even darker chocolate and truffle. Plush textures, depth of flavor and energy make everything work here. Give it another 5 years and this will be even better.

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Plush, fat, dense and rich, with silky, ripe tannins, layers of chocolate covered plums, earth, licorice, oak and smoke, the wine is polished, deep and complex, ending with a long, black cherry liqueur filled finish.

Plush, fat, dense and rich, with silky, ripe tannins, layers of chocolate covered plums, earth, licorice, oak and smoke, the wine is polished, deep and complex, ending with a long, black cherry liqueur filled finish.

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Clos L’Eglise, From 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 14.5% ABV deep purple color, mocha, chocolate, flowers, black raspberry, vanilla and truffle scents. Mouth filling, lush and opulent, the wine ends with a long, deep, jammy blackberry and licorice sensation. 93-95 Pts

Clos L’Eglise, From 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 14.5% ABV deep purple color, mocha, chocolate, flowers, black raspberry, vanilla and truffle scents. Mouth filling, lush and opulent, the wine ends with a long, deep, jammy blackberry and licorice sensation. 93-95 Pts

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2009
96
Dark in color, the wine is loaded with truffles, smoke, espresso, flowers and juicy, sweet plums. Full-bodied, concentrated and lush, there is a serious depth of flavor and layers of ripe, sweet, dark berries dipped in chocolate in the finish. I'd lay this down another 3-5 more years for more oak integration and additional nuances.

Dark in color, the wine is loaded with truffles, smoke, espresso, flowers and juicy, sweet plums. Full-bodied, concentrated and lush, there is a serious depth of flavor and layers of ripe, sweet, dark berries dipped in chocolate in the finish. I'd lay this down another 3-5 more years for more oak integration and additional nuances.

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2009 Clos L’Eglise is deeply colored. From vineyards located next to the chateau on the break in the Pomerol plateau, where the terroir consists of argile clay with gravel and iron deposits. The pungent nose is filled with fresh blackberry, plum liqueur, violets, espresso, chocolate fudge, and dark cherry aromas, making the wine a pleasure to sniff. With intensity of flavors, this opulently textured wine coats your palate. It finishes in waves of flamboyantly textured chocolate covered plums. 96-98 Pts

2009 Clos L’Eglise is deeply colored. From vineyards located next to the chateau on the break in the Pomerol plateau, where the terroir consists of argile clay with gravel and iron deposits. The pungent nose is filled with fresh blackberry, plum liqueur, violets, espresso, chocolate fudge, and dark cherry aromas, making the wine a pleasure to sniff. With intensity of flavors, this opulently textured wine coats your palate. It finishes in waves of flamboyantly textured chocolate covered plums. 96-98 Pts

9,147 Views   Tasted
2008
93
Chocolate, black raspberry jam, earth, mocha and vanilla scents make up the interesting perfume. Full bodied and round in texture, the wine finishes with a long, plum and black cherry finish.

Chocolate, black raspberry jam, earth, mocha and vanilla scents make up the interesting perfume. Full bodied and round in texture, the wine finishes with a long, plum and black cherry finish.

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08 Château Clos L’Eglise is produced from 100% merlot with the help of Dr. Alain Raynaud. Located across the street from L’Eglise Clinet and around the corner from Clinet, the vineyard sits on rich clay and gravel soil. Deep ruby, with aromatics of spice, black plums, flowers, and mocha, this is a rich, full bodied wine. Your palate is treated to concentrated layers of ripe, chocolate covered black fruit with opulent textures. 93-96 Pts

08 Château Clos L’Eglise is produced from 100% merlot with the help of Dr. Alain Raynaud. Located across the street from L’Eglise Clinet and around the corner from Clinet, the vineyard sits on rich clay and gravel soil. Deep ruby, with aromatics of spice, black plums, flowers, and mocha, this is a rich, full bodied wine. Your palate is treated to concentrated layers of ripe, chocolate covered black fruit with opulent textures. 93-96 Pts

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2007
91
Mature, medium bodied, holding on to its freshness. Slightly lean, but still charming, with enough, dark cherry fruits and herbs to keep you busy. This is not a wine to hold, as it's close to peak today.

Mature, medium bodied, holding on to its freshness. Slightly lean, but still charming, with enough, dark cherry fruits and herbs to keep you busy. This is not a wine to hold, as it's close to peak today.

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Mature, medium bodied, holding on to its freshness. Slightly lean, but still charming, with enough, dark cherry fruits and herbs to keep you busy. This is not a wine to hold, as it's close to peak today.

Mature, medium bodied, holding on to its freshness. Slightly lean, but still charming, with enough, dark cherry fruits and herbs to keep you busy. This is not a wine to hold, as it's close to peak today.

3,664 Views   Tasted
2006
93
Still deep in color, with some lightening at the edges, licorice, truffle, dark chocolate, coconut, and plums create the nose. Still young, concentrated, fresh and full bodied with a plummy, focused, structured style that demands at least another 5 -7 more years in the bottle to help the oak better integrate.

Still deep in color, with some lightening at the edges, licorice, truffle, dark chocolate, coconut, and plums create the nose. Still young, concentrated, fresh and full bodied with a plummy, focused, structured style that demands at least another 5 -7 more years in the bottle to help the oak better integrate.

3,113 Views   Tasted
Based on two bottles, the wine is rapidly maturing. The color has lightened and secondary aromas of earth, truffle, cocoa, dark cherry and spice were beginning to make themselves known. Medium/full bodied, round, soft and filled with a melange of ripe cherries, if these bottles were correct, I'd opt for drinking this over the next decade.

Based on two bottles, the wine is rapidly maturing. The color has lightened and secondary aromas of earth, truffle, cocoa, dark cherry and spice were beginning to make themselves known. Medium/full bodied, round, soft and filled with a melange of ripe cherries, if these bottles were correct, I'd opt for drinking this over the next decade.

3,868 Views   Tasted
2005
96
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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2004
90
An early drinking vintage from this chateau, which normally takes a lot longer to come around. There is a nice touch of dark chocolate on top of the red and black plums, herbs and earthy, medium bodied characteristics. Close to mature, this could improve and soften a bit with time, but it's drinking well today.

An early drinking vintage from this chateau, which normally takes a lot longer to come around. There is a nice touch of dark chocolate on top of the red and black plums, herbs and earthy, medium bodied characteristics. Close to mature, this could improve and soften a bit with time, but it's drinking well today.

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Mostly secondary notes in the nose with truffle, licorice, smoke and wet earth. The fruit is fading. Fully mature and requiring consumption, drink this sooner than later for the last of its soft, spicy red berries.

Mostly secondary notes in the nose with truffle, licorice, smoke and wet earth. The fruit is fading. Fully mature and requiring consumption, drink this sooner than later for the last of its soft, spicy red berries.

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Already open and offering pleasure with its coffee, black cherry, chocolate and plum personality. Lush, round, and forward, this sweet, plush modern Pomerol is not going to make old bones. I'd drink it over the next decade or so.

Already open and offering pleasure with its coffee, black cherry, chocolate and plum personality. Lush, round, and forward, this sweet, plush modern Pomerol is not going to make old bones. I'd drink it over the next decade or so.

3,960 Views   Tasted
2002
91
Fully mature, the wine is medium-bodied, earthy, slightly leafy with truffle, coffee bean and plum notes. A little stoic on the palate with chewy plums, cherries and espresso in the finish.

Fully mature, the wine is medium-bodied, earthy, slightly leafy with truffle, coffee bean and plum notes. A little stoic on the palate with chewy plums, cherries and espresso in the finish.

2,849 Views   Tasted
2001
93
It blasts off with an explosive perfume with touches of vanilla, roasted blackberries and coffee. Thick, rich and dense palate feel. Very concentrated. Some tannin remains. Long, sensual finish. There is a lot to like in this wine.

It blasts off with an explosive perfume with touches of vanilla, roasted blackberries and coffee. Thick, rich and dense palate feel. Very concentrated. Some tannin remains. Long, sensual finish. There is a lot to like in this wine.

5,948 Views   Tasted
Great palate texture that's filled with layers of ripe, rich, round, concentrated dark, Bordeaux fruit. Silky tannins and layers of polished fruit are the hallmarks of this wine. A touch of oak is discerned in the finish, but that should eventually become absorbed into the wine. Already open, this will improve. I liked it so much, I tried buying more of this Pomerol the next day.

Great palate texture that's filled with layers of ripe, rich, round, concentrated dark, Bordeaux fruit. Silky tannins and layers of polished fruit are the hallmarks of this wine. A touch of oak is discerned in the finish, but that should eventually become absorbed into the wine. Already open, this will improve. I liked it so much, I tried buying more of this Pomerol the next day.

5,137 Views   Tasted
2000
94
At 20, the wine is ready. Concentrated, soft, plush, and polished with notes of plums, espresso, smoke, thyme, and savory cherries with the right touch of cocoa on the nose and palate in the finish.

At 20, the wine is ready. Concentrated, soft, plush, and polished with notes of plums, espresso, smoke, thyme, and savory cherries with the right touch of cocoa on the nose and palate in the finish.

2,911 Views   Tasted
Just about to enter its prime time window, this hedonistic thriller comes with layers of opulently textured, chocolate-covered black cherries, dark plums, smoke, licorice and espresso beans. Rich, full and deep, with length and a sensually textured, lush finish, this is ready to go!

Just about to enter its prime time window, this hedonistic thriller comes with layers of opulently textured, chocolate-covered black cherries, dark plums, smoke, licorice and espresso beans. Rich, full and deep, with length and a sensually textured, lush finish, this is ready to go!

4,572 Views   Tasted
This greets you with a chocolate, floral, black plum perfume. This fat, rich, round, mouth filling wine is intense and opulently textured. The finish ends with ripe, dark fruit flavors with a hint of chocolate covered licorice.

This greets you with a chocolate, floral, black plum perfume. This fat, rich, round, mouth filling wine is intense and opulently textured. The finish ends with ripe, dark fruit flavors with a hint of chocolate covered licorice.

5,137 Views   Tasted
1999
90
Medium-bodied, and at its apogee, or slightly past, you still find a plum filled, round wine with truffle, cocoa, smoke, espresso and black cherries on the nose and on the soft-textured palate. If you are holding any, it is time to drink up.

Medium-bodied, and at its apogee, or slightly past, you still find a plum filled, round wine with truffle, cocoa, smoke, espresso and black cherries on the nose and on the soft-textured palate. If you are holding any, it is time to drink up.

2,765 Views   Tasted
1998
94
Drinking at close to its apogee, the full-bodied, richly textured wine is loaded with dark chocolate-covered plums, smoke, licorice, black cherry and earthy accents. Lush, hedonistic, full, long and opulent, 30-60 minutes in the decanter seems to be the right call.

Drinking at close to its apogee, the full-bodied, richly textured wine is loaded with dark chocolate-covered plums, smoke, licorice, black cherry and earthy accents. Lush, hedonistic, full, long and opulent, 30-60 minutes in the decanter seems to be the right call.

4,504 Views   Tasted
What a difference 22 years of aging can do for a wine. The oak has completely faded away. Now, the opulent, silky, luscious fruits are what gets your focus. Concentrated, sensuous and packed with chocolate-covered black cherries and truffle, this is at peak and should remain here for at least another 10-15 years, if well stored. Pomerol is an expensive wine region. But for a wine of this quality, at maturity, prices are reasonable for wine at this level.

What a difference 22 years of aging can do for a wine. The oak has completely faded away. Now, the opulent, silky, luscious fruits are what gets your focus. Concentrated, sensuous and packed with chocolate-covered black cherries and truffle, this is at peak and should remain here for at least another 10-15 years, if well stored. Pomerol is an expensive wine region. But for a wine of this quality, at maturity, prices are reasonable for wine at this level.

4,172 Views   Tasted
Lush, rich, sexy and concentrated, the wine is concentrated, fresh and deep, with a blast of oak, licorice, dark chocolate, flowers, black raspberry and earthy notes. Secondary, with room to improve, you can pop a cork today, or wait another 5 more years.

Lush, rich, sexy and concentrated, the wine is concentrated, fresh and deep, with a blast of oak, licorice, dark chocolate, flowers, black raspberry and earthy notes. Secondary, with room to improve, you can pop a cork today, or wait another 5 more years.

3,995 Views   Tasted
This has really continued to improve over the years. The oak has melded into the wine. It's rich, ripe, chocolately, sexy, opulent and silky. The fruit is lush, polished and long. The wine is elegance with a dash of decadence tossed in for good measure. This is best showing yet for this Pomerol. Drink now, or give it a few more years as it will only get better from here. the wine was decanted for about 2 hours before serving.

This has really continued to improve over the years. The oak has melded into the wine. It's rich, ripe, chocolately, sexy, opulent and silky. The fruit is lush, polished and long. The wine is elegance with a dash of decadence tossed in for good measure. This is best showing yet for this Pomerol. Drink now, or give it a few more years as it will only get better from here. the wine was decanted for about 2 hours before serving.

4,111 Views   Tasted
Chocolate covered boysenberries, violets, coffee, brown sugar and smoke aromas come out with little effort. Soft, round, and opulent in texture, the wine finishes with smoky black cherries and some dryness. This is ready to drink.

Chocolate covered boysenberries, violets, coffee, brown sugar and smoke aromas come out with little effort. Soft, round, and opulent in texture, the wine finishes with smoky black cherries and some dryness. This is ready to drink.

5,294 Views   Tasted
One of my favorite things about tasting is being surprised about a wine that in previous tastings, I was not too happy about. I might be forced to retract my previous reservations about Clos L’Eglise Pomerol. Bitter chocolate, floral, boysenberry, black cherry, smoke, truffle and vanilla make up the complex aromatics. The palate is pure silk and velvet with a richness that would please most hedonistic tasters. The black cherry and fudge finish has a minor sensation of dryness and vanilla in the end note. My previous reservations about the wine were based on too much of an oaky sensation. At 14 years of age, and an hour in the glass, it looks like I was wrong. As I have a few more bottles left, it will be interesting to see how this wine continues to develop.

One of my favorite things about tasting is being surprised about a wine that in previous tastings, I was not too happy about. I might be forced to retract my previous reservations about Clos L’Eglise Pomerol. Bitter chocolate, floral, boysenberry, black cherry, smoke, truffle and vanilla make up the complex aromatics. The palate is pure silk and velvet with a richness that would please most hedonistic tasters. The black cherry and fudge finish has a minor sensation of dryness and vanilla in the end note. My previous reservations about the wine were based on too much of an oaky sensation. At 14 years of age, and an hour in the glass, it looks like I was wrong. As I have a few more bottles left, it will be interesting to see how this wine continues to develop.

4,980 Views   Tasted
Oak, coffee, truffle, licorice, plums and coconut in the nose.. The fruit was sweet with round textures. The plummy, chocolate finish was marred by too much oak. The wine is not a problem yet. But at 12 years of age, it's an issue when a wine shows this much oak, It's possible this wine will dry out in another decade. This would have been better with less oak. The chateau has cut back on the amount of new oak used these days.

Oak, coffee, truffle, licorice, plums and coconut in the nose.. The fruit was sweet with round textures. The plummy, chocolate finish was marred by too much oak. The wine is not a problem yet. But at 12 years of age, it's an issue when a wine shows this much oak, It's possible this wine will dry out in another decade. This would have been better with less oak. The chateau has cut back on the amount of new oak used these days.

4,500 Views   Tasted
Dark ruby color. Jammy plums, caramel, smoke, truffle, spice and chocolate in the nose. Deep, dense, full bodied and rich. Chocolate covered blackbery, boysenberry and dark cherry, are easily found in the finish. The only minor issue with the wine is a hint of oak in the ending notes.

Dark ruby color. Jammy plums, caramel, smoke, truffle, spice and chocolate in the nose. Deep, dense, full bodied and rich. Chocolate covered blackbery, boysenberry and dark cherry, are easily found in the finish. The only minor issue with the wine is a hint of oak in the ending notes.

5,040 Views   Tasted
Very dense and sexy in the mouth. Intense sensations of chocolate and very ripe, black plums and dark raspberry are easy to find. This is another 98 that has continued getting better since release. Everything is coming together. Still young, this wine has a lot of positive evolution in its future.

Very dense and sexy in the mouth. Intense sensations of chocolate and very ripe, black plums and dark raspberry are easy to find. This is another 98 that has continued getting better since release. Everything is coming together. Still young, this wine has a lot of positive evolution in its future.

4,823 Views   Tasted
Plum, espresso, vanilla, anise, dark chocolate, black cherry and floral elements start off this wine. Full bodied, lusty and rich, this dense wine ends with a sexy palate presence. Still young and tannic. Give it a few more years.

Plum, espresso, vanilla, anise, dark chocolate, black cherry and floral elements start off this wine. Full bodied, lusty and rich, this dense wine ends with a sexy palate presence. Still young and tannic. Give it a few more years.

4,750 Views   Tasted
1985
87
Minty, cherries, tobacco, Indian spice on the nose. Medium-bodied, bright, brisk, earthy, red fruits with a peppery, leafy, light weight, mid-palate. Fully mature, the wine requires drinking. Drink from 2024-2029.

Minty, cherries, tobacco, Indian spice on the nose. Medium-bodied, bright, brisk, earthy, red fruits with a peppery, leafy, light weight, mid-palate. Fully mature, the wine requires drinking. Drink from 2024-2029.

957 Views   Tasted
1955
70
55 Clos L'Eglise was a wine I had never seen before. Based on this bottle, with a very good fill, sadly, it is a wine I hope not to see again. Some truffle, earth and tobacco notes were hanging on, but this was dead on arrival. Other than color, a quick whif of earth and tobacco, a short, tart finish was the best the wine could muster. It went downhill from there.

55 Clos L'Eglise was a wine I had never seen before. Based on this bottle, with a very good fill, sadly, it is a wine I hope not to see again. Some truffle, earth and tobacco notes were hanging on, but this was dead on arrival. Other than color, a quick whif of earth and tobacco, a short, tart finish was the best the wine could muster. It went downhill from there.

2,478 Views   Tasted