2010 L'Eglise Clinet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JL 99
  • NM 98
  • JL 98
  • JS 98
  • VN 98
  • NM 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 L'Eglise Clinet begins unassumingly with gentle notions of fragrant dried flowers and wild sage leading to savory nut and meat characters over an expanding core of preserved plums, blueberry... expand Deep garnet colored, the 2010 L'Eglise Clinet begins unassumingly with gentle notions of fragrant dried flowers and wild sage leading to savory nut and meat characters over an expanding core of preserved plums, blueberry compote and black cherry coulis plus a waft of menthol. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully decadent, the palate is absolutely packed with rich, ripe black fruit preserves and loads of spicy sparks, framed by super ripe, super plush tannins, finishing very long and decadent. I love the interplay of subtly and power here - this is truly a WOW wine!- LPB collapse
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... expand 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. collapse
NM 98
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... expand 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. collapse
JL 98
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% new... expand 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. collapse
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... expand 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. collapse
VN 98
Vinous, July 2019
The 2010 l’Eglise-Clinet was harvested from 20 to 27 September and matured in 80% new oak. It has a magnificent bouquet with multi-layered red and black fruit, black truffle, a hint of clove and bay leaf, just a nose that... expand The 2010 l’Eglise-Clinet was harvested from 20 to 27 September and matured in 80% new oak. It has a magnificent bouquet with multi-layered red and black fruit, black truffle, a hint of clove and bay leaf, just a nose that is “vrai Pomerol”. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, chalky tannin. There is impressive depth here, a firm grip in the mouth, although it has softened (a little) since I last tasted it. What I adore is the symmetry of this 2010, the tension and the energy conveyed by the finish. That said, it is nowhere near ready and requires several years in bottle before it reaches its drinking window. Behold a titan of a Pomerol. -- Neal Martin collapse
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... expand 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! collapse
WA 96
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 sweet... expand 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. collapse
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... expand 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 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork