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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château L'Eglise Clinet

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pomerol

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Franc

Château L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol, 2012

6x75cl £850.00

1 case, 1 bottle

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6x75cl £975.00

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6x75cl £900.00

2 cases

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3x75cl £500.00

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6x75cl £950.00

3 cases, 4 bottles

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Tasting Note:

Denis Durantou describes 2012 as a 'true oceanic classic'. He is clearly delighted with the quality, but yields are down some 25%. When we tried to establish why yields were down, Denis simply said that there were fewer berries on the vines. Not the technical explanation we were expecting, but reality... Produced from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet from the best clay and gravel terroirs at the estate, the 2012 Eglise Clinet has an altogether more profound and complex character to the Petite Eglise with complex mineral notes, dark plum liqueur, cigar leaf, graphite and high toned Morello cherries. This is so harmonious with Zen like poise and precision. Although this does not possess the same mass and sheer weight as the hugely impressive 2009 and 2010, this possesses graceful power with intense bitter sweet blood orange fruit, crème de mûre and a finish of shaved Valrhona chocolate and tobacco smoke. A sensational, gourmand wine.

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