2010 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JL 99
  • JS 98
  • NM 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • VN 95

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JL 99
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2013
Deep in color, almost opaque, without decanting the wine explodes with smoke, truffle, coffee bean, wet earth, licorice, floral and plum liqueur. This is dense, incredibly rich, layered and concentrated. Structured to... Deep in color, almost opaque, without decanting the wine explodes with smoke, truffle, coffee bean, wet earth, licorice, floral and plum liqueur. This is dense, incredibly rich, layered and concentrated. Structured to age, tannic, powerful and long, this sensuous wine deserves to be laid down for 10, 15 or even 20 years before its decadent nature awakens.
JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Sweet berries with hints of incense and spices on the nose with black truffles. Very ripe but not over-the-top. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a smoky wood and mushroom undertone. It's dense and impressive... Sweet berries with hints of incense and spices on the nose with black truffles. Very ripe but not over-the-top. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a smoky wood and mushroom undertone. It's dense and impressive yet very balanced. I like it, slightly better quality than the 2009. Give the wine five or six years of bottle age to soften before opening.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
The Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 has a broody, marine-influenced bouquet that is sulky at first, but opens nicely with seaweed and iodine-tinged black fruit unfolding with every swirl of the glass. The palate is... The Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 has a broody, marine-influenced bouquet that is sulky at first, but opens nicely with seaweed and iodine-tinged black fruit unfolding with every swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry. Rounded and velvety smooth, gentle grip but very powerful towards the showy and generous Merlot-driven finish. I guessed it to be Clinet before its identity was revealed!
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
96+ This wine will likely be a major superstar with about 10-15 years of cellaring. It was one of the more closed and difficult wines to penetrate and one of probably only a dozen or so 2010s that I only had one chance... 96+ This wine will likely be a major superstar with about 10-15 years of cellaring. It was one of the more closed and difficult wines to penetrate and one of probably only a dozen or so 2010s that I only had one chance to taste from bottle, but it is loaded with fabulous raw materials. The 2010 is a profound effort, but it needs to be forgotten for at least a decade. This opaque purple wine offers up notes of caramelized black currant and black cherry candies intermixed with some very high class, subtle vanillin and toast. Hints of licorice, mocha and perhaps even a touch of chocolate are also present in this full-bodied, super-duper, concentrated, classic wine, which has everything in perfect proportions. But in the finish, its whoppingly big tannins kick in and basically announce that drinking this wine now would be infanticide. Look for this wine to last for at least 50+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2013
Rich but delightfully pure, with a stunningly gorgeous, pure beam of unadulterated raspberry preserves driving through the middle, showing hints of plum, anise and blueberry hanging in the background. The long finish... Rich but delightfully pure, with a stunningly gorgeous, pure beam of unadulterated raspberry preserves driving through the middle, showing hints of plum, anise and blueberry hanging in the background. The long finish drips with fruit, but maintains the racy acidity needed for balance and elegance, while a fine minerality slides in underneath. Drink now through 2030. 1,333 cases made.–JM
VN 95
Vinous, July 2013
95+ Good deep red. Wild, superripe nose combines dark raspberry, black olive, smoked meat, mocha and sexy oak. Hugely rich and sweet but structured too, offering outstanding depth to its flavors of berries, dark... 95+ Good deep red. Wild, superripe nose combines dark raspberry, black olive, smoked meat, mocha and sexy oak. Hugely rich and sweet but structured too, offering outstanding depth to its flavors of berries, dark chocolate, espresso, graphite and underbrush. Finishes with huge but noble tannins and outstanding persistence. As rich and concentrated as this is, it somehow maintains a light touch. A great expression of merlot with the sheer strength of material and structure for a long life in bottle. -- Stephen Tanzer
JJB 97
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 spices... 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork