2000 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93
  • NM 92

Reviews for 2000 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Seven years ago I said this was a monumental wine, and at two different recent tastings, it was a true star of the vintage. Its stunning dark plum color offers up notes of caramelized red and black fruits, toffee, smoke... Seven years ago I said this was a monumental wine, and at two different recent tastings, it was a true star of the vintage. Its stunning dark plum color offers up notes of caramelized red and black fruits, toffee, smoke, Asian plum sauce, sweet cherries, chocolate, and espresso. Its spectacular aromatics do not disappoint on the palate, as this multi-dimensional, highly complex, opulent wine seems to have hit a magical point in its evolution. Full-bodied, and concentrated, there is no issue with drinking this dazzling effort now, but those who own it can certainly cellar it for another 15 or more years. Bravo! - Robert Parker
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Fascinating wine. Dark colored with an intense aroma of violets and berries with hints of minerals. Full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a succulent finish of exotic fruit. Best after 2010. 1330 cases made. (JS)
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Full ruby-red. Superripe, alluring aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur, mocha, coffee, game, violet and truffle. Thick, concentrated and sexy, with perfectly integrated acidity giving the wine uncanny vivacity and... Full ruby-red. Superripe, alluring aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur, mocha, coffee, game, violet and truffle. Thick, concentrated and sexy, with perfectly integrated acidity giving the wine uncanny vivacity and lightness of touch considering its great ripeness and richness. Underlying minerality contributes to the impression of precision. Very intensely flavored and long on personality. An utterly captivating drink.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
The Clos l’Eglise 2000 is a limpid dark ruby colour. The nose is reticent at first so minutes of coaxing is needed but after 30 minutes with exuberant kirsch and orange kirsch. The palate is full-bodied, fleshy on the... The Clos l’Eglise 2000 is a limpid dark ruby colour. The nose is reticent at first so minutes of coaxing is needed but after 30 minutes with exuberant kirsch and orange kirsch. The palate is full-bodied, fleshy on the entry, rounded and voluptuous, creamy in texture: pure black cherry fruits mixed with touches of blueberry and redcurrant. Voluminous on the finish, but backward and sultry at first but the opening up to reveal kirsch, orange zest and cassis. It just lacks a little definition on the finish when compared to other propitious vintages such as the 2005 and 2009.