Château L'Eglise-Clinet

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2256 ratings
9.051 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Very soft and plush. Plum and supple dark fruit. A hint of smoke and herbal notes. Gorgeous mouthfeel and potential.

Very soft and plush. Plum and supple dark fruit. A hint of smoke and herbal notes. Gorgeous mouthfeel and potential.

Nov 21st, 2019
James Forsyth

Catching up on a few wines I didn't post reviews for....the 1994 L'Eglise Clinet is, in my view, rather tasty. Ok it's not a regarded vintage and it's fading, but this medium bodied wine still has elements of its dark fruit in place, though some enjoyable tertiary notes are more pronounced.

Catching up on a few wines I didn't post reviews for....the 1994 L'Eglise Clinet is, in my view, rather tasty. Ok it's not a regarded vintage and it's fading, but this medium bodied wine still has elements of its dark fruit in place, though some enjoyable tertiary notes are more pronounced.

Sep 20th, 2019
Jeff Loo

Absolute knock out.

Absolute knock out.

Aug 18th, 2019
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9.5

The 2014 L’Eglise-Clinet has a gentle, understated bouquet at first that takes time to open, eventually offering black fruit, melted tar, truffle and bay leaf aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, rather masculine and thickset at the moment, lightly spiced towards the finish. Much like the Vieux-Château-Certan, this is a little awkward in a blind setting however, it clearly meliorates in the glass and I keep on having to up my score. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2014 L’Eglise-Clinet has a gentle, understated bouquet at first that takes time to open, eventually offering black fruit, melted tar, truffle and bay leaf aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, rather masculine and thickset at the moment, lightly spiced towards the finish. Much like the Vieux-Château-Certan, this is a little awkward in a blind setting however, it clearly meliorates in the glass and I keep on having to up my score. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 28th, 2018
Michael L S

A wine of plush texture that evolves with air. Deep blue fruit. Still powerful structure. With an hour decant it was drinking great.

A wine of plush texture that evolves with air. Deep blue fruit. Still powerful structure. With an hour decant it was drinking great.

Feb 10th, 2018
Landon Donley

Tasted in June...Dense and very primary

Tasted in June...Dense and very primary

Aug 27th, 2017
Andrew Cullimore

An extremely complete wine that while still probably too young to drink shows it has the quality to compete with those at the very top of the Pomerol tree. The aromas keep changing in the glass which is always a sign of complexity , cherry , chocolate, coffee and plum pie are some that I noted . Very suave and velvety on the palate , but lots of ripe sweet tannin too. Many of the aromas present themselves on the palate also, the balance is exceptional . The length goes beyond long, it is almost never ending. A great future ahead undoubtably .

An extremely complete wine that while still probably too young to drink shows it has the quality to compete with those at the very top of the Pomerol tree. The aromas keep changing in the glass which is always a sign of complexity , cherry , chocolate, coffee and plum pie are some that I noted . Very suave and velvety on the palate , but lots of ripe sweet tannin too. Many of the aromas present themselves on the palate also, the balance is exceptional . The length goes beyond long, it is almost never ending. A great future ahead undoubtably .

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

With 12.5% stated alcohol, this wine is far less of a beast than some later vintages. It actually opens with air and shows some pleasant fruit and some evidence of softened and more integrated tannins. Needs air.

With 12.5% stated alcohol, this wine is far less of a beast than some later vintages. It actually opens with air and shows some pleasant fruit and some evidence of softened and more integrated tannins. Needs air.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Tight, monodimensional with no nose or finish. Only tannins here, with a faint note of milk chocolate. Stays tight and unyielding. Will it soften?

Tight, monodimensional with no nose or finish. Only tannins here, with a faint note of milk chocolate. Stays tight and unyielding. Will it soften?

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Jim Wallick

One hour of coaxing reveals the secret. Classic

One hour of coaxing reveals the secret. Classic

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2013