l'Eglise Clinet 2018

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

Eglise Client's vines are situated in four blocks between which total 4.2 hectares on the Pomerol plateau with half gravel and half clay soils. Admirably it has a low key entrance. The wines are traditionally made but offer rich generosity, made by the talented Denis Durantou. It is one of the few vineyards not replanted after the 1956 frost, and so boasts some of the oldest vines of the plateau. Getting a few bottles is both difficult and worth it. -Tom Portet

James Suckling               99-100
This is incredibly powerful with fantastic depth and length. It goes on for minutes. Full-bodied yet so tight and intense. Blackberries and hints of spice. It has such energy and persistence. It is a wine that makes you really reflect. Bravo. Tiny production.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown                  96-98
The 2018 L'Eglise Clinet is deep purple-black in color and opens with beguiling truffles, forest floor, mossy bark and black tea scents, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves, licorice and candied violets plus wafts of tar and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, concentrated and jam-packed with muscular fruit, the velvety-textured palate delivers layer upon layer of savory and earthy accents, finishing with a lingering mineral lift.

Antonio Galloni                 95-98
A Pomerol of gravitas and power, L'Eglise-Clinet is also one of the most structured wines of the vintage. The 2018 L'Eglise-Clinet is a powerful, tightly wound wine. In fact, it is one of the most reticent Pomerols I tasted, which makes it hard to evaluate today but probably bodes extremely well for the future. Dark and brooding in the glass, the 2018 has too much to offer. A wine of real gravitas and power, the 2018 is likely to need the better part of the next decade to open up, and even that probably won't be enough. Spice, leather, lavender, rose petal and tobacco gradually develop in the glass, but what really comes through is the sheer depth and intensity of the year.