2000 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 99
  • WE 97
  • WA 97
  • WS 97
  • NM 97
  • ST 94

Reviews for 2000 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend

JS 99
James Suckling - 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... 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.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - 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... 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.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
97+ A stunning wine with extraordinary concentration, but still somewhat backward, this 2000 needs much more time than I projected seven years ago. It boasts an inky/dark purple color along with an intense nose of kirsch... 97+ A stunning wine with extraordinary concentration, but still somewhat backward, this 2000 needs much more time than I projected seven years ago. It boasts an inky/dark purple color along with an intense nose of kirsch, blackberries, licorice, caramel, and flowers. Full-bodied with abundant tannin as well as a multidimensional, thick texture, this unevolved Pomerol has not changed much since its 2003 release. Gorgeous purity and a natural mouthfeel make for a dazzling wine that will benefit from another 5-10 years of cellaring, and last for three decades thereafter. It is a legendary effort! - Robert Parker
WS 97
Wine Spectator - 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... 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
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2011
97+ This millennial L’Eglise-Clinet has a show-stopping nose in terms of its purity and definition. Blackberry, raspberry, a touch of bay leaf developing, hints of dark plum and honey. Wonderful bouquet. The palate is... 97+ This millennial L’Eglise-Clinet has a show-stopping nose in terms of its purity and definition. Blackberry, raspberry, a touch of bay leaf developing, hints of dark plum and honey. Wonderful bouquet. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, amazing depth and vibrancy, juxtaposed against the ’98, this could actually turn out to be the better wine. Grippy tannins, lovely focus with savoury flavours beginning to show towards the finish. Again, that note of bay leaf, mulberry, game and spice. Superb length. Awesome. Drink 2015-2030+
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Full ruby-red. Sweet, superripe aromas of dark fruits, game, chocolate and beefsteak tomato. Offers a near-exotic sweetness in the mouth, which is accentuated by mocha and woodsmoke notes, yet manages to maintain its... Full ruby-red. Sweet, superripe aromas of dark fruits, game, chocolate and beefsteak tomato. Offers a near-exotic sweetness in the mouth, which is accentuated by mocha and woodsmoke notes, yet manages to maintain its balance thanks to a healthy pH of 3.7 and huge but thoroughly ripe tannins (the IPT was 86!). This has the creamy intensity brought by small berries. Since 1997, Durantou has been using only natural manure as fertilizer, and the result has been somewhat lower pH levels, which have given his wine more energy.