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Clos l'Église (Pomerol)

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2018 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 95

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 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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2016 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2015 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 95

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

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2014 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2013 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. 90-92 Pts.

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2012 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 93

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

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2011 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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% alcohol, 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% alcohol, this tasty, flashy Bordeaux wine ended with fresh, cocoa and black raspberry. 90-93 Pts

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2010 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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Clos L’Eglise, From 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 14.5% alcohol 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 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2008 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2007 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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2006 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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2005 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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2004 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2001 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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2000 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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1998 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1955 Clos l'Église (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 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.

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