2018 Clos l'Eglise Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 96 JL 96 TWI 96 WA 95 JD 94 VN 93 DC 92 WS 92
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, March 2021

A round-textured and layered young Pomerol with berry, plum, chocolate and hazelnut aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, plush and luscious on so many levels. Try after 2026, when it tightens up.
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Dark in color, the wine pops right off the bat with an array of aromatics. Flowers, truffle, smoke, licorice, black cherry and raspberry liqueur consume your nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, seductive, sensuous and...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, January 2023

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Clos L'Eglise comes bounding out of the glass with bold notes of plum preserves, wild blueberries, and boysenberries, giving way to compelling sandalwood, licorice, and potpourri...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 Clos l'Eglise is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with energetic scents of Morello cherries, fresh black plums, boysenberries and...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

A pretty, elegant wine from this terroir, the 2018 Château Clos L'Eglise reveals a ruby/purple color as well as smoking good notes of black cherries, blueberries, white truffle, damp earth, and a little bit of iron and...
VN 93

Vinous, June 2022

Just a few weeks after my round of in-bottle tastings, the 2018 Clos l’Eglise replicates its performance at the property. The bouquet is bright and vivacious with raspberry and crushed strawberry, those mocha, dark...
DC 92

Decanter, April 2019

This has the sensuous, easy generosity and exuberance of Pomerol offering soft tannins at first, but with grip as they close in through the palate, alongside seductive chocolate notes with liquorice on the finish. There...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2021

Enticing, with macerated fig and plum notes forming the core while dark tea and savory notes course underneath. Hints of wet stone and charcoal echo at the very end. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2032. – JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Clos l'Eglise from Pomerol, Bordeaux is a remarkable wine that embodies the elegance and complexity of the region. With its deep garnet-purple color, it immediately captivates the eye, promising a sensory journey through its enticing aromas and flavors.

On the nose, this wine is a symphony of scents, with notes of ripe berries, plums, and cherries mingling harmoniously with hints of chocolate, hazelnut, and truffles. There is an energetic quality to the aromas, inviting you to delve deeper into the glass.

The palate of the 2018 Clos l'Eglise is full-bodied and plush, with a velvety texture that caresses the tongue. The flavors mirror the aromas, with the addition of fresh black plums, boysenberries, and a touch of lavender. The fruit is perfumed and ripe, supported by ripe, velvety tannins that add structure and depth. The wine has a wonderful balance, with just the right amount of freshness to lift the flavors and keep the palate engaged.

As the wine evolves in the glass, it reveals additional layers of complexity. Truffle, smoke, licorice, and floral notes emerge, adding to the wine's allure. The finish is long and fragrant, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.

This superb Pomerol has received high praise from critics, with scores ranging from 92 to 96. James Suckling describes it as "round-textured and layered," while Robert Parker's Wine Advocate praises its "perfumed black fruit" and "lingering fragrant earth note." Jeff Leve highlights its richness, concentration, and opulence, predicting that it will age effortlessly for three decades.

Overall, the 2018 Clos l'Eglise is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. It showcases the best characteristics of Pomerol, with its seductive aromas, velvety texture, and impressive aging potential. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to please even the most discerning palates.