Proprietor Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting wine, pure, elegant, but at the same time, extremely powerful and concentrated, with stunning texture, opulence and density, the tannins are abundant, and the wine certainly in need of a decade of cellaring. Fabulous creme de cassis and cherry liqueur notes are intertwined with hints of licorice, truffle, and graphite. Full and rich, but still in an infantile state of development, this wine needs to be cellared for 10 years but should keep for five decades or more. This 2009 is absolutely profound.
With an incredible terroir, Château L'Eglise Clinet was formed in 1882 by the great-great grandfather of its current owner when he combined different plots the family had acquired since the 18th century.
Today, the 4.5 hectare vineyard surrounds the charming church of Saint Jean de Pomerol and is planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Rich, elegant and captivating for a remarkable balance between fruity richness and flexibility, Château L'Eglise Clinet is a great Pomerol.