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2020 L'Eglise Clinet

By Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

2020 L'Eglise Clinet from Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the realm of fine Bordeaux, the 2020 vintage of L'Eglise Clinet from Chateau L'Eglise Clinet materialises as a paragon of Pomerol splendour, etched deeply with the hallmark intricacies of this extraordinary year. As with fine tapestries, each year weaves a unique story for its vines, and the 2020 vintage stands distinctly amongst its forebears.


A Vintage Wrought with Elegance and Poise

The year 2020 was characterised by an amalgam of climatic hurdles, prompting L'Eglise Clinet's vine whisperers to orchestra their craft with astounding precision. The resulting elixir glistens with the promise of impeccable balance and layers which unfurl like the whispered secrets of the Pomerol terroir. A nose redolent with dark plum and hints of truffle sets an opulent stage, while whispers of violet provide an ethereal counterpoint.


An Investment in Liquid Artistry

For those discerning collectors who seek to enrich their portfolio with a wine that defies time's linear march, the 2020 L'Eglise Clinet is more than just a wise investment; it is a testament to the alchemy that arises when man and nature align in purpose. With tannins that promise longevity paired with an acid line that ensures vibrancy throughout its evolution, this Pomerol treasure delineates its potential for patient appreciation in both sensory delight and investment growth.


Pomerol's Standard-Bearer in 2020

The palate – a symphony composed of layers upon layers – unveils dark fruit ennobled by oak's judicious embrace. One finds themselves on a journey through a textural wonderland where silken tannins grasp and release with mesmerizing rhythm. This 2020 incarnation harbours not just the concentrated power typical of L'Eglise Clinet but carries also a refreshing finesse - reminiscent, perhaps, of ballet rather than opera.

To encapsulate the essence of 2020 L'Eglise Clinet from Chateau L'Eglise Clinet: there exists within each bottle a microcosm mirroring the triumphs and trials of its birth year. As one decants this liquid anthology, it unfurls chapter by chapter, revealing the dense tapestry of terroir and tenacity intertwined that will undoubtedly resonate with connoisseurs and investors alike.

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The 2020 L'Eglise Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The Merlot was picked between the 11th and the 14th of September, and the Cabernet Franc was picked on the 16th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.4% and is aging in French oak barrels, 80% new. Displaying and opaque purple-black color, it needs a bit of swirling to reveal a fascinating array of earthy notes—black truffles, charcoal, mossy tree bark and fallen leaves—over a profound core of preserved plums, blackberry preserves and violets, with a waft of tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate has exquisitely ripe tannins and bold freshness supporting the seductively ripe, black fruit layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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