2010 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 95
  • NM 95
  • JL 95
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2010 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: The Garcin family has made so many top vintages of Clos l'Eglise since taking over this estate in the late nineties that it is difficult to say 2010 will turn out better than 2009 2005 2000 or 1998 but it is... 2010: The Garcin family has made so many top vintages of Clos l'Eglise since taking over this estate in the late nineties that it is difficult to say 2010 will turn out better than 2009 2005 2000 or 1998 but it is unquestionably a top-flight effort for both the vintage and the appellation. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc this full-bodied wine exhibits a dense purple color a sweet perfume of jammy boysenberries and black currants oak truffles and caramel. This opulent deep yet powerful Pomerol possesses fresh acids and tremendous precision. Enjoy it over the next 15-20 years. By the way a second wine the forward up-front 2010 Esprit de l'Eglise also performed well.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted three times including at Barde-Haut this has a precocious lifted peppermint-tinged bouquet with black cherries briary juniper and a touch of blueberry. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins... Tasted three times including at Barde-Haut this has a precocious lifted peppermint-tinged bouquet with black cherries briary juniper and a touch of blueberry. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins good balance but quite introspective on the tannic grippy finish. This is a more masculine Clos l'Eglise than recent vintages one that will repay long-term cellaring.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 14.5% alcohol deep purple color mocha chocolate flowers black raspberry vanilla and truffle scents. Mouth filling lush and opulent the wine ends with a long deep jammy blackberry and... From 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 14.5% alcohol deep purple color mocha chocolate flowers black raspberry vanilla and truffle scents. Mouth filling lush and opulent the wine ends with a long deep jammy blackberry and licorice sensation.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Velvety plum sauce fig and cassis fruit flavors are backed by a lightly firm edge of cocoa and tobacco. Almost chewy in the end but with enough polish. -J.M.
JJB 96
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Another top vintage of Clos l'Eglise from the Garcin family. The 2010 is from 6 hectares and is composed of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc with a darky shiny red/purple color. This has an ultra rich nose full of... Another top vintage of Clos l'Eglise from the Garcin family. The 2010 is from 6 hectares and is composed of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc with a darky shiny red/purple color. This has an ultra rich nose full of blackberry liqueur dark currants and a delicious chocolatey character. Despite being so full-bodied this is an unctuous sexy wine with lots of focus and complexity. This finishes long with velvety tannins and should age gracefully. I almost never call a wine sexy but this one really succeeded and is one of the top Pomerols of the vintage. (Tasted at Chateau Barde-Haut)