2020 L`Eglise-Clinet (Pomerol)

Pomerol, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
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96 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, May 2021
97-99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, robertparker.com, May 2021 17.5+ points, James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com, April 2021
94-95 points, Michael Schuster, World of Fine Wine, 2021 Q2
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2020 L`Eglise-Clinet (Pomerol)

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Noémie Durantou has taken over from her late father Denis with this vintage, and has produced a L`Eglise Clinet that is dark ruby in colour, and needs time in the glass as it is built and muscular. You need a little patience for the cassis, bilberry and raspberry fruits to arrange, enjoy instead the silky, velvety texture that stops the tannins being too restrictive and allows the palate to slowly expand. Not as expressive as in some vintages, but still exudes quiet confidence. A yield of 42hl/ha. 96 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

The 2020 L`Eglise Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was picked between the 11th and the 14th of September, and the Cabernet Franc was picked on the 16th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.4% and is aging in French oak barrels, 80% new. Displaying and opaque purple-black color, it needs a bit of swirling to reveal a fascinating array of earthy notes—black truffles, charcoal, mossy tree bark and fallen leaves—over a profound core of preserved plums, blackberry preserves and violets, with a waft of tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate has exquisitely ripe tannins and bold freshness supporting the seductively ripe, black fruit layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. 97-99 points

James Lawther MW

Dense and profound, the fruit savoury and pure. Profuse on attack, the fruit bursting on the palate with layered, fine-grain tannins in support. Purity and precision, the detail spot-on, the tannins of the finest weave. Great potential. 17.5+ points

Michael Schuster

Dense, fine, and scented to smell, freshly black-fruit ripe, subtle and persistent; rich, fairly full, fresh to lively, very finely tannic, a lovely restrained yet ample balance; deep, subtly oakily sweet, a dark ripe fruit, creamy and fresh at once, very long across the palate, very long to finish; aromatic and complex, effortlessly graceful, refined and complete. There is more structure here than in the Petite Eglise, less immediate charm, but there is a superb fruit core and wonderful scope. A beautiful expression of the terroir and of the year. Drink 2032–50+. 94–95 points

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