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!
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, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet is a great Pomerol.