2009 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WS 100 JL 99 WA 99 JS 97 VN 97
WS 100

Wine Spectator, April 2010

(WS 97-100 points) The nose on this already suggests a deep and contemplative wine with blackberry dried flowers and sweet berries. Evolves to black olive and hints of asphalt. Full-bodied with supersilky tannins and...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Deep, dark, lush and opulent from start finish, the wine explodes with truffle covered black blum, dark chocolate and roses. The wine is incredibly concentrated, wth layer after layer of perfectly ripe, silky, velvet...
WA 99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012

(99+) Proprietor Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting wine pure elegant but at the same time...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, March 2012

Wonderful aromas of crushed blackberries and blueberries and spices. Rose petals. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Beautiful layers of tannins, with hints of acidity. Best after 2017.
VN 97

Vinous, July 2019

The 2009 l’Eglise-Clinet was picked 14 to 28 September and matured in 80% new oak. It remains remarkably youthful on the nose, rendering the brilliant 2010 a bit introverted by comparison. This comes racing out of the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2009 L'Eglise Clinet is a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France. This wine exudes elegance and power, with a deep red color that is visually captivating. The aromas are intense, with crushed blackberries, blueberries, and spices mingling together. Subtle notes of rose petals add a delicate touch to the bouquet.

On the palate, this wine showcases its full body and soft, velvety tannins. It is juicy and fruity, with layers of blackberry and cherry flavors that are complemented by hints of acidity. The tannins are well-integrated, giving the wine a smooth and seamless texture. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an exceptional score of 99 points. According to Parker, this wine is pure, elegant, and extremely concentrated. The texture is stunning, with opulence and density that captivate the senses. The tannins are abundant, indicating that this wine has great aging potential. Parker suggests cellaring this wine for a decade to allow it to fully develop, but assures that it will age gracefully for five decades or more.

Other critics have also praised the 2009 L'Eglise Clinet. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 97 points, highlighting its wonderful aromas and velvety tannins. Wine Spectator gave it a perfect score of 100 points, describing it as deep, structured, and loaded with ripe tannins. Vinous awarded it 97 points, noting its youthful nose and refined finish. Jeff Leve also praised this wine, calling it deep, dark, lush, and opulent.

Overall, the 2009 L'Eglise Clinet is a truly remarkable wine that showcases the best of Pomerol. Its combination of elegance, power, and aging potential make it a standout choice for collectors and enthusiasts alike.