Château L’Église-Clinet

About Château L’Église-Clinet

A minuscule estate in the heart of Pomerol, a mere 3.5 hectares were in production until 2020, and in some vintages, L’Église-Clinet produces less wine than the microscopic Le Pin. Rare, exceptional and famous – a deadly triumvirate of characteristics that have conspired to make this one of the most in-demand labels anywhere.

 

Viniculture

Arriving in 1982, Durantou presided over a monumental restructuring of the vineyards here, uprooting the vast majority of his Merlot vines to change to different rootstock he felt was “not too vigorous”. Lying between the cemetery and the church from which the property derives its name, the vineyards of L’Église-Clinet are planted to 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. Split into four distinct plots, there is an abundance of classic Pomerol clay here, alongside a few deep veins of gravel. A staunch purist, Durantou (and now his children) was of the strong opinion that Cabernet Sauvignon was for the Left Bank!

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,309.70
2010

L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

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!
Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,309.70
L'Eglise-Clinet 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,301.70
2012

L'Eglise-Clinet 2012 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (95-98)

One of the deepest colored wines from Pomerol in this vintage, the wine screams with oak, truffle, floral, plums, smoke and charcoal. Full-bodied, rich and packed with licorice, fresh black cherry, plum and dark chocolate, the wine is pure, sweet, concentrated, polished and rich. The silky, polished textures lead to a long, opulent, sexy, rich finish. According to Denis Durantou, part of the success of the 2012 vintage was the willingness to wait to pick the old vine Cabernet Franc and Merlot on a parcel-by-parcel basis. 95-98 Pts
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-98 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,301.70
L'Eglise-Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,024.50
2014

L'Eglise-Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (95-96)

Truffle, blackberry, espresso and violet aromas ready your senses for more. Lush black cherry, boysenberry liqueur and licorice saturate this bright, fresh, vibrant wine. Concentrated, structured and long, leaving you with a supple, fresh, plumy finish, this wine will need time in the cellar before it reveals its true essence. Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.61 and will be aged in 70% new, French oak barrels. 95-96 Pts
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,024.50
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,910.00
2010

L'Eglise-Clinet 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

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!
Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,910.00
L'Eglise-Clinet 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,070.00
2012

L'Eglise-Clinet 2012 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (95-98)

One of the deepest colored wines from Pomerol in this vintage, the wine screams with oak, truffle, floral, plums, smoke and charcoal. Full-bodied, rich and packed with licorice, fresh black cherry, plum and dark chocolate, the wine is pure, sweet, concentrated, polished and rich. The silky, polished textures lead to a long, opulent, sexy, rich finish. According to Denis Durantou, part of the success of the 2012 vintage was the willingness to wait to pick the old vine Cabernet Franc and Merlot on a parcel-by-parcel basis. 95-98 Pts
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-98 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,070.00
L'Eglise-Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €839.00
2014

L'Eglise-Clinet 2014 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (95-96)

Truffle, blackberry, espresso and violet aromas ready your senses for more. Lush black cherry, boysenberry liqueur and licorice saturate this bright, fresh, vibrant wine. Concentrated, structured and long, leaving you with a supple, fresh, plumy finish, this wine will need time in the cellar before it reveals its true essence. Blending 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.61 and will be aged in 70% new, French oak barrels. 95-96 Pts
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: €839.00

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