This neighbour of Clinet and L’Eglise-Clinet, whose 6ha of vines are made up of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, normally produces a wine of great concentration, but the 2005 is markedly fresher and more floral in character. It has a pretty nose, soft fruity palate and good tannin management. The fruit is dark forest fruit is rich and chocolatey, and the finish is focused. Very good.
There are just 6 hectares of vines at Clos L’Eglise planted with 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc on clay and gravel soils. Helene Garcin-Leveque has invested heavily in this estate. With such exceptional terroir it is probably only a matter of time before this 1250 case cuvee becomes one of the superstars of the commune.
The region produces Merlot-dominated wines which can offer great value similar in style to the wines of Pomerol but with less concentration. The soils are gravely and well-drained.