2000 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • JS 99
  • WS 97
  • WE 97
  • WA 97
  • VN 97
  • WA 96

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$3,295.00

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Reg: $3,995.00

$3,295.00

This product is
out of stock

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, May 2012
Incredible concentration and richness in this wine. This is good stuff, loads of complexity with notes of flowers, vanilla, and ripe fruit. Still drinking like a baby, this is full, soft, and long. Opulent and gorgeous... expand Incredible concentration and richness in this wine. This is good stuff, loads of complexity with notes of flowers, vanilla, and ripe fruit. Still drinking like a baby, this is full, soft, and long. Opulent and gorgeous right now but give this five years and you’ll be better off. Pull the cork in 2015. So much fruit for a Bordeaux. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. collapse
WS 97
Wine Spectator, March 2003
This has everything. Super class and elegance, yet ripe and exciting. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and minerals. Full-bodied, with incredible raspberry, cherry, mineral and silky tannins. Very long... expand This has everything. Super class and elegance, yet ripe and exciting. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and minerals. Full-bodied, with incredible raspberry, cherry, mineral and silky tannins. Very long. Winemaker Denis Durantou is a purist, and it shows. Best after 2012. –JS collapse
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
Denis Durantou's obsessive search for perfection paid off handsomely with this stunning 2000. Despite the richness of the fruit, there is still a sense of lightness to the wine which makes it surprisingly easy to... expand Denis Durantou's obsessive search for perfection paid off handsomely with this stunning 2000. Despite the richness of the fruit, there is still a sense of lightness to the wine which makes it surprisingly easy to comprehend at this stage. The Cabernet Franc perfumes couterpoint the rich Merlot, while the wood underpins everything. collapse
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
The Château l'Eglise-Clinet 2000 was the only vintage that Denis Durantou did not fine before bottling. It is blessed with a brilliant nose that possesses the intensity of the 1998, but I find this more focused and... expand The Château l'Eglise-Clinet 2000 was the only vintage that Denis Durantou did not fine before bottling. It is blessed with a brilliant nose that possesses the intensity of the 1998, but I find this more focused and delineated. It has a level of purity that one can only describe as profound, scents of black cherry, cassis, cedar and black truffle unfolding with each passing moment in the glass. The palate has exquisite balance with salinity that gets the saliva flowing. There is a seam of spiciness, black pepper and rosemary that coat the mouth, but the overall style at the moment is linear and focused. The precision on the finish is enthralling, completing a fabulous l'Eglise-Clinet that rivets your feet to the spot (and maybe your palate, too?). Tasted March 2015. - Neal Martin collapse
VN 97
Vinous, July 2019
The 2000 l’Eglise-Clinet was picked from 18 September and matured in 80% new oak. This has a magnificent bouquet with black fruit infused with bay leaf, smoke, freshly rolled tobacco and a touch of spice. The palate is... expand The 2000 l’Eglise-Clinet was picked from 18 September and matured in 80% new oak. This has a magnificent bouquet with black fruit infused with bay leaf, smoke, freshly rolled tobacco and a touch of spice. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite firm in the mouth with blackberry, clove, allspice and white pepper. This has always been a very complex millennial Pomerol with a very grippy, quite masculine finish and therefore decanting is advised. Denis Durantou informed that this was the only vintage neither fined nor filtered. -- Neal Martin collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
The saturated ruby/purple color offers up pure fruit notes of mulberries figs and cassis intermixed with hints of licorice and toasty oak. Revealing great palate presence tremendous texture sweet tannin relatively low... expand The saturated ruby/purple color offers up pure fruit notes of mulberries figs and cassis intermixed with hints of licorice and toasty oak. Revealing great palate presence tremendous texture sweet tannin relatively low acidity and a finish that exceeds 60 seconds I assume this wine will close down not to reopen for nearly a decade. This is a profound example from a proprietor who has never subscribed to the new progressive/razzle-dazzle techniques being employed by some of the cutting edge producers. Here it is low yields ripe fruit and non-interventionalistic winemaking at its purest. Truly spectacular this could be another of the great classics proprietor Durantou has produced over recent years. For now it is hard to believe it could rival or eclipse the fabulous 1998 or for that matter the 1995 but the 2000 has gone from strength to strength in its evolution. From bottle it is dazzling. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035+. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2000
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork