2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol PRE-ARRIVAL

$330.00
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You may not realize it, but L'Eglise Clinet may well be one of the greatest wines in all of Bordeaux. In many vintages it embarrasses Petrus. Galloni raved, The 2016 L'Eglise-Clinet is a magnificent, heart-stopping wine. Deep and expressive, yet with striking translucence, the 2016 simply has it all. Scents of graphite, crushed rocks, blueberry jam, spice, menthol and smoke resonate on the palate with soaring intensity and tremendous richness. Mind blowing in its depth, with tremendous persistence, an extraordinary poise, the 2016 is captivating." It's tough to top that note.NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Denis Durantou
Vintage:
2016
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 80% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pomerol
Total Varietal Composition %:
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.2%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1WLEG16IR3
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Wine Advocate

The 2016 L'Eglise-Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 21 September and 4 October for the former and on 6 October for the latter. It was cropped at 43 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 80% new oak, with around 14.2% alcohol. Lucid in color, it has a quintessential L'Eglise-Clinet bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, liquid minerals and hints of iris and incense. The palate is very precise and crisp, some of the finest tannins that you will encounter in Pomerol, tensile right from the beginning, taut and linear with immense precision towards the extended mineral-soaked finish. This is nothing less than a brilliant wine from Denis Durantou, undoubtedly one of the stars of the vintage.

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James Suckling

This has so much violet and black-olive character to it. It’s full-bodied and powerful with incredible power and depth of old-vine tannins. It just rolls on and on. What a finish.