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La Petite Eglise, Pomerol, 2012


Colour: Red
Producer: Château L'Eglise Clinet
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol
Grape Variety: Merlot Cabernet Franc

La Petite Eglise, Pomerol, 2012

Tasting Note:

La Petite Eglise, the second wine from Denis Durantou's high flying Pomerol Estate, Eglise Clinet is usually over-subscribed en primeur and rarely finds its way back onto the secondary market. Collectors know that this is a serious wine that offers excellent value for money. Produced from the sandier, gravelly soils at the domaine and produced from 100% Merlot, it is not intended to be a baby Grand Vin; the character is completely different. Harvested between the 6th and 8th of October, with elevage in 50% new oak barrels, this is designed to be a lithe, early drinking, pure pleasure giver. This is ever so pretty: hints of wild flowers, boysenberries, mulberry, camphor, smoked apple wood, jasmine and Sanguinello orange delight the senses. The pallet is bitter sweet, packed with cranberries, very juicy, pure, svelte and mouth-watering. This is yet another harmonious, lively and thoroughly enjoyable Petite Eglise.

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