2011 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 94
  • NM 93
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2011 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has drive depth purity and focus with plum sauce raspberry coulis and blackberry fruit melded nicely together and framed by suave toast. Shows a graphite edge that belies the general profile of the vintage.-J.M.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
Tasted at the Cercle de Rive Droite (from new bottles that I requested.) The Clos l'Eglise has a sorbet-like freshness on the nose. It is probably unfair to compare it to the outstanding 2010 but it is certainly lighter... Tasted at the Cercle de Rive Droite (from new bottles that I requested.) The Clos l'Eglise has a sorbet-like freshness on the nose. It is probably unfair to compare it to the outstanding 2010 but it is certainly lighter and not as complex yet very well delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with attractive slightly chewy tannins and very well judged acidity rendering this a harmonious Pomerol that does not have any intention of outdoing the 2010. It is a little broody on the finish but it should turn out to be a "solid" Pomerol. Tasted April 2012.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Another beautiful wine from the Garcin family, Clos l’Eglise, which had been a moribund estate for decades, leaped to the forefront in the late nineties where it has remained ever since. The dense ruby/purple-hued... Another beautiful wine from the Garcin family, Clos l’Eglise, which had been a moribund estate for decades, leaped to the forefront in the late nineties where it has remained ever since. The dense ruby/purple-hued, medium-bodied 2011 possesses abundant notes of sweet black cherries, licorice and plums as well as impressive purity, texture and length. It should be at its peak in 2-3 years and last for 12-15. Usually, this is a blend of 80+% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc. - Robert Parker
JJB 94
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. This micro-sized 6-hectare estate owned by the Garcin family is planted in mixed clay and gravel soils with iron-rich subsoil. Vine density is 7150 vines per hectare with an average age... 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. This micro-sized 6-hectare estate owned by the Garcin family is planted in mixed clay and gravel soils with iron-rich subsoil. Vine density is 7150 vines per hectare with an average age of 35 years. Aged in 100% new barriques. Medium purple color. Elegantly polished nose of tapenade mild truffle and a touch of lead pencil. The cab franc lends a wonderful herbal element that beckons you back for another smell and taste. Candied fruity core of red cherry and plum with hints of dried fig new leather and an earthy mineral element. The clay and gravel based soils were a saving grace in 2011. Enjoy 2020-2030. 1000 cases produced.