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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château L'Eglise Clinet

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pomerol

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

La Petite Eglise, Pomerol, 2020

6x75cl £207.00

5 cases Equiv. £34.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

This is the first vintage since the untimely death of the Denis Durantou. His daughters, Noémie and Constance have taken the reins, ably assisted by Denis’ long standing collaborator Olivier Gautrat. Noémie sums up the vintage as “Green buds in February, constant rain in spring, the aridity of summer and a mid-September harvest: wine of freshness and brightness, like a dense and colorful garden, vivacity, fruits and flowers in the rain.” Her first full vintage in charge has been a huge success. Petite Eglise is that rare discovery – a good value Pomerol from the plateau. It often sells out in a flash. Just 4500 bottles have been produced with a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was picked on the 9th and the 16th of September, and the Cabernet Franc was picked on the 16th of September. The nose reveals bright, floral, herbal infused fruit. Pure and seductive fruit fills the palate with good density and plenty of bright griotte and Kirsch; there’s impressive concentration and a solid structure, which will set this in good stead. Finishes with a seductive, long burst of hedgerow fruit and fine minerals.

"Noemie and Constance Duranou now in charge, with Noemie winemaker alongside Olivier Gautrat. This is rich and ripe led by raspberry fruits on the nose, a little subdued through the mid palate, plenty of weight to the tannins, but it still shows the precision that has been built up over many years of this wine. A yield of 42hl/ha, harvest from September 8. Drinking Window 2023 - 2040" 93/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

"The 2020 La Petite Eglise is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was picked on the 9th and the 16th of September, and the Cabernet Franc was picked on the 16th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.5% and is aging in French oak barrels, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bold notions of black raspberries, Black Forest cake and baked plums, plus hints of red roses, cardamom and forest floor. The medium to full-bodied palate possesses incredible poise at this youthful stage, delivering plush tannins and integrated freshness to support the generous black fruits, finishing long and full of energy. An anticipated 4,500 bottles will be made." 92 - 94/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate.

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