1999 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 1999 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
Offers exotic aromas of crushed berries, with fresh herbs and wet leaves. Full-bodied, featuring velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Silky tannins butter the fruit and the toasty oak. No reason to wait, but will improve... Offers exotic aromas of crushed berries, with fresh herbs and wet leaves. Full-bodied, featuring velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Silky tannins butter the fruit and the toasty oak. No reason to wait, but will improve with age.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. – JS
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
The 1999 Clos l'Eglise was over-shadowed by the feted 1998 at the time, but now with 16 years on the clock, it is really turning into a delightful Pomerol. There is only a touch of maturity on the rim, while the nose is... The 1999 Clos l'Eglise was over-shadowed by the feted 1998 at the time, but now with 16 years on the clock, it is really turning into a delightful Pomerol. There is only a touch of maturity on the rim, while the nose is generous: hints of fig infusing the laid-back red berry fruit. It's like a friendly aunt inviting you in the front door. The palate appears now fully mature, but there remains plenty of brambly, almost confit-like fruit to enjoy, supple in the mouth with a fine line of acidity, leather and cedar notes coming through on the finish that is just beginning to show dryness. Enjoy this Pomerol over the next 4-5 years, but probably not longer. Tasted June 2015. - Neal Martin