2010 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 95
  • JL 95
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2010 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

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.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Another brilliant wine from Helene Garcin-Leveque, the 2010 Clos L’Eglise comes from a 15-acre vineyard near the well-known church just to the west of the high plateau of Pomerol. It is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20%... Another brilliant wine from Helene Garcin-Leveque, the 2010 Clos L’Eglise comes from a 15-acre vineyard near the well-known church just to the west of the high plateau of Pomerol. It is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Loads of roasted espresso notes intermixed with white chocolate, plum, Asian soy, blackberry and black cherry fruit make for an intensely perfumed set of aromatics. Plump, fleshy and full-bodied, with beautiful fruit as well as undeniable purity and an enticing texture, this is a succulent, lush Pomerol to drink over the next 12-15+ years. - Robert Parker
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Offers gorgeous mouthfeel, range of fruit and length. A velvety feel belies the dense structure buried here, while thoroughly enticing linzer torte, plum sauce and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors pump along, supported by... Offers gorgeous mouthfeel, range of fruit and length. A velvety feel belies the dense structure buried here, while thoroughly enticing linzer torte, plum sauce and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors pump along, supported by singed spice, apple wood and ganache. Displays flesh, structure, definition and drive. One for the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2030. – JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good bright, deep red. Crystallized black raspberry, cherry, bitter chocolate and graphite minerality on the expressive nose. Dense, sweet and very deep, with hugely rich flavors of red and darker berries, espresso and... Good bright, deep red. Crystallized black raspberry, cherry, bitter chocolate and graphite minerality on the expressive nose. Dense, sweet and very deep, with hugely rich flavors of red and darker berries, espresso and bitter chocolate. As creamy as this is, there's no shortage of energy or underlying tannic support. Very long and lush on the finish. A great vintage for this property, but this will probably be best over the next 15 years.
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)