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Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol 2006

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Country
france
Region
bordeaux
Type
RED
Producer
EGLISE-CLINET
Grape
cabernet-franc, cabernet-sauvignon, merlot, petit-verdot
Vintage
2006
Alcohol
13%
Organic
wine

Tasting Notes

'One of the greatest wines of the vintage is, not surprisingly, from proprietor Denis Durantou. A remarkable effort in every sense, the 2006 l'Eglise Clinet is not far off the quality of the prodigious 2005. Its inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by a powerful nose of mocha, caramelized red and black fruits, smoke, graphite, and truffle. Massive and rich with full-bodied power, excellent focus and definition, and moderately high tannin, this is an "outlier" for the vintage (as Malcolm Gladwell would say) with unbelievable length and richness. Unfortunately, patience will be essential as it needs a minimum of 5-6 years of cellaring. It will age effortlessly for three decades. Drink 2014-2044.' 96/100 Robert Parker.com

More Info

'16,200 bottles produced. Picked the young vines 15 September and the older ones on the 18th. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 70% new oak. 13.8-14%. The cooler August helped to retain freshness. According to Denis Durantou, it’s impossible to liken this vintage to another. ‘We like our 2006 but it is not like 2005 or any other vintage.’Exceptionally dark crimson. Very fresh and toasty on the nose and then tight and a little dry but very correct. Fine and tense and very focussed. Lift and yet very concentrated - short focus. A very nervy racehorse of a wine.' 17.5 Jancis Robinson MW

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