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2010 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • JS97
  • WA96
  • JL96
  • NM96
  • CH
  • JR

Reviews

JS97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
So much elegance and complexity to this young wine with plenty of flowers and dark fruit notes. Full and super refined, with amazing complexity and firmness. It is very tight and silky. Long and intense. This is a super... So much elegance and complexity to this young wine with plenty of flowers and dark fruit notes. Full and super refined, with amazing complexity and firmness. It is very tight and silky. Long and intense. This is a super 2001 or a 1961.
WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Proprietor Denis Durantou has again produced one of Bordeaux's most profound wines, which seems to be happening routinely at this tiny estate on the Pomerol plateau. Opaque purple to the rim, with a wonderfully... 2010: Proprietor Denis Durantou has again produced one of Bordeaux's most profound wines, which seems to be happening routinely at this tiny estate on the Pomerol plateau. Opaque purple to the rim, with a wonderfully sweet nose of mulberry and black fruit, hints of mocha and caramel, and some subtle background oak, the 2010 is very expansive, multi-dimensional, with stunning purity, richness and equilibrium. The finish is very long, with significant tannins, but they are beautifully integrated. This is a massive L'Eglise Clinet that will need 8-10 years of cellaring at the very minimum, and should keep for 40+ years.
JL96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
L'Eglise Clinet 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was used for the assemblage in 2010 which reached 14.6% alcohol and a pH of 3.62. Those figures equal what took place in the 2009 vintage. The wine will be aged in 70%... L'Eglise Clinet 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was used for the assemblage in 2010 which reached 14.6% alcohol and a pH of 3.62. Those figures equal what took place in the 2009 vintage. The wine will be aged in 70% new oak. . Fresh picked flowers, spice box, black raspberry, earth, clay and chocolate scents pop from the glass. In texture, the wine is suave, luscious and powerful. The finish is filled with sweet ripe, plums and chocolate that builds in the mouth ending with a long, fresh, pure, intense blackberry liqueur sensation. The only drawback in 2010 according to the owner Denis Durantou is, they produced 20% less wine, making this Pomerol even harder to find than usual.
NM96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted from various barrels, this note is from the final blend in Darnajou barrel. It will consist of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, picked between 20th and 27th September and 1st October respectively. The bouquet is... Tasted from various barrels, this note is from the final blend in Darnajou barrel. It will consist of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, picked between 20th and 27th September and 1st October respectively. The bouquet is very intense with ebullient ripe red berried, truffle and briary, an underlying mineralité that is sure to become more evident as its ages in bottle. The palate is full-bodied with very fine tannins, intense dark berried fruit, a touch of blackberry and crushed stone. There is exceptional delineation on the finish that is poised and coiled like a spring. Wonderful. N.B. Tasted from the Taransaud bottle I found more richness on the nose, a touch more opulence and perhaps more "juicier". Whatever.it's gonna be awesome.
CH
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
90% merlot, 10% cabernet Franc. The bouquet of the grand vin is currently showing a more reserved state, offering purity in its aroma as complexity slowly appears in the shape of black cherry underneath scents of soy... 90% merlot, 10% cabernet Franc. The bouquet of the grand vin is currently showing a more reserved state, offering purity in its aroma as complexity slowly appears in the shape of black cherry underneath scents of soy, spices and dark oak. This classic example of 2010 Pomerol offers a compact fruit profile with flavors of black cherry and cocoa powder. Tightly wound with just the right amount of acidity and fine tannins to keep the midpalate from getting too fat, the finish has great length and echoes the elegance of the midpalate. This wine will definitely require time to unfurl, with 2-4 needed for short term drinking. Great potential here for the next 25 years.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Very dark and glowing crimson. Savoury and dense and lively. Lip smacking. Lots of sweetness and nerve. Well done! A very firm thread and great integrity. Lovely texture. Much more sweetness than I would expect for a... Very dark and glowing crimson. Savoury and dense and lively. Lip smacking. Lots of sweetness and nerve. Well done! A very firm thread and great integrity. Lovely texture. Much more sweetness than I would expect for a 2010. Racy and charming but with real density.

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