2009 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JJB
  • IWC 95
  • NM 95
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2009 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012
The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage offering up notes of melted caramel sweet mocha blackberry and black cherry fruit with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of... The 2009 is one of the sexiest wines in Pomerol in this vintage offering up notes of melted caramel sweet mocha blackberry and black cherry fruit with hints of loamy soil and unsmoked cigar tobacco as well as a touch of white chocolate and some subtle toasty oak. Round opulent and unctuously textured with a full-bodied mouthfeel fabulous purity and no hard edges this sumptuous fleshy lavishly rich Pomerol can be drunk now and over the next 25 years. Starting with the resurrection of this property in 1998 I have long been a huge fan of Helene Garcin's older vintages of Clos l'Eglise so I am hard-pressed to say that the 2009 Clos l'Eglise (virtually all Merlot with some Cabernet Franc) could be any better than her brilliant efforts in such vintages as 2000 2001 and 2005.
JJB
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2010
Still closed on nose and undeveloped on palate at this time. However hints of exotic cocoa-laced black fruit along with a gorgeous minty component . The fruit here has a sense of sweetness and is rich enough to bridge the... Still closed on nose and undeveloped on palate at this time. However hints of exotic cocoa-laced black fruit along with a gorgeous minty component . The fruit here has a sense of sweetness and is rich enough to bridge the gap towards a seemless and round finish. Very powerful and promising.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Good full deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry black cherry truffle minerals and wild herbs. Huge and lush yet somehow balanced with harmonious acidity and a firm mineral underpinning giving energy and... Good full deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black raspberry black cherry truffle minerals and wild herbs. Huge and lush yet somehow balanced with harmonious acidity and a firm mineral underpinning giving energy and definition to the sweet mid-palate. The wine's impeccable fruit shows a captivating exotic aspect. The resounding finish features ripe tannins that coat the front teeth and outstanding lingering sweetness. The best bottle I've yet tasted from this chateau.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, June 2013
The 2009 Clos l’Eglise is a little stunner. It has a ravishing bouquet with opulent dark cherry, cassis and blueberry fruit interlaced with a touch of vanilla. It is modern in style for sure, but exuding finesse and... The 2009 Clos l’Eglise is a little stunner. It has a ravishing bouquet with opulent dark cherry, cassis and blueberry fruit interlaced with a touch of vanilla. It is modern in style for sure, but exuding finesse and class. The palate is full-bodied with succulent tannins. The 2009 is more voluptuous than the 2005 with very sweet candied fruit and a rounded, velvety smooth finish.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2012
This rich toasty showy style boasts lots of flashy anise and espresso notes up front but ample layers of crushed fig steeped plum and dark mixed berry fruit behind it. Nice grip strides in on the finish with a graphite... This rich toasty showy style boasts lots of flashy anise and espresso notes up front but ample layers of crushed fig steeped plum and dark mixed berry fruit behind it. Nice grip strides in on the finish with a graphite spine adding serious length and definition. This has plenty of steak to match its sizzle. Best from 2015 through 2030. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 1000 cases made. -JM