2005 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • AG 95
  • IWC 95
  • NM 94
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2005 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The talented and charming Sylvie Garcin runs this tiny property of 15 acres, planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. The 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with notes of smoky barbecue... The talented and charming Sylvie Garcin runs this tiny property of 15 acres, planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. The 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with notes of smoky barbecue, crushed blackcurrants and jammy cherries, with some licorice and earth in the background (truffle?). This full-bodied, multi-dimensional, full-throttle and concentrated Pomerol is top class. This is a great example of the vintage and of this beautiful terroir not far from Pomerol’s church. Approachable now, it will even improve for another 5-10 years and drink well for at least two more decades. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
AG 95
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2015
With its succulent, inviting personality, the 2005 Clos L'Eglise announces that this is going to be a very special night. A host of dark cherry, plum, mocha and new leather notes meld together in a spherical, inviting... With its succulent, inviting personality, the 2005 Clos L'Eglise announces that this is going to be a very special night. A host of dark cherry, plum, mocha and new leather notes meld together in a spherical, inviting Pomerol that is just beginning to enter the sweet spot. The 2005 is not particularly complex, but it is incredibly alluring and just plain delicious. It should drink well for another twenty years.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
($225; 14% alcohol) Full red-ruby. Superripe even decadent aromas of plum redcurrant and caramel; very Pomerol. Like liquid silk in the mouth with an extravagant sweetness and lushness to the middle palate. Wonderfully... ($225; 14% alcohol) Full red-ruby. Superripe even decadent aromas of plum redcurrant and caramel; very Pomerol. Like liquid silk in the mouth with an extravagant sweetness and lushness to the middle palate. Wonderfully fine-grained and rich with its fruit component in the background today. The finish goes on and on and is almost shockingly vibrant. In terms of aromatic persistence this was one of the longest wines of my week on the Right Bank. A compelling wine.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Clos l’Eglise 2005 is more backward on the nose compared to its peers, but I appreciate the delineation here: blackberry, cedar and just a touch of peppermint. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is... The Clos l’Eglise 2005 is more backward on the nose compared to its peers, but I appreciate the delineation here: blackberry, cedar and just a touch of peppermint. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is just a dash of black pepper on the entry: quite grippy in the mouth that fans out in controlled fashion. This feels slightly sultry at the moment but it will gain some flesh as it continues to mature in bottle. This still has that panache.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Offers a wonderful nose of crushed berry blackberry and dark chocolate. Jumps out of the glass. Full-bodied with seamless velvety tannins and fabulous flavors of vanilla berry chocolate and cappuccino followed by a long... Offers a wonderful nose of crushed berry blackberry and dark chocolate. Jumps out of the glass. Full-bodied with seamless velvety tannins and fabulous flavors of vanilla berry chocolate and cappuccino followed by a long caressing finish. Hard to say if this will be better than the 2000 but equally outstanding. Best after 2012. 1000 cases made