70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this Hélène Garcin-Lévêque property is adjacent to Eglise Clinet and has a typical Pomerol plateau terroir of clay and gravel. Michel Rolland & Alain Raynaud are responsible for the winemaking. The style from this 6 hectare estate is big and modern, but there is something very impressive and muscular about these wines and it will be fascinating to see how they evolve. Aromatic and floral with notes of high toned berries, liquorice, cut herbs and minerals. The palate is packed with dark berry fruit, with notes of dark chocolate, raisins and decadent liqueur fruit. A heady, expansive and powerful Pomerol with a big tannic structure and refreshing acidity.
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.