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2019 L'Eglise Clinet

By Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

2019 L'Eglise Clinet from Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol, Bordeaux

As a dedicated chronicler of the finest vintages produced by the storied vineyards of Bordeaux, it is with heightened interest that I turn my attention to the 2019 L'Eglise Clinet from Chateau L’Eglise Clinet—a wine that represents not just a sumptuous indulgence but a formidable investment opportunity.

 

An Exceptional Vintage Defined by Contrasts

The 2019 vintage in Pomerol was one marked by contrasts, with the region witnessing a dichotomy of conditions, warm summer temperatures punctuated by judicious rainfalls at just the opportune moments. It is here that Chateau L'Eglise Clinet’s oenological craftsmanship has shined; the producer adeptly navigated the climatic caprices to yield a vintage with impressive balance and structure.

The 2019 L'Eglise Clinet is a tapestry of rich complexity; woven with ripe merlot and cabernet franc threads. Upon tasting, one discerns an intricate palate showcasing an array of black fruit notes, underpinned by an exquisite tannic backbone hinting at its exemplary ageing potential. A hint of truffle, entwined with subtle oak nuances, only accentuates the depth and sophistication inherent in this impressive vintage.

 

Investment and Indulgence in a Singular Bottle

Savvy investors and connoisseurs alike will recognise the inherent value locked within this bottle. The fortitude of the 2019 L'Eglise Clinet is evident in its poised composition and lingering finish—traits that herald not only superior drinkability but also exceptional potential for appreciation in the maturing cellar.

An embodiment of Pomerol's unique terroir, this wine offers more than sensory delight. In today's fine wine market, the prudence of adding such a collector's gem to one's portfolio cannot be overstated

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In summary, the 2019 L'Eglise Clinet from Chateau L'Eglise Clinet stands as an exemplar amongst its peers—a testament to a year shaped by nature's challenging yet rewarding hand. It beckons with both an allure for the present palate and promises for the future patrimony. A genuine asset to both aficionados and investors alike, anchoring its roots deeply in the rich soils of Pomerol and stretching forth into a legacy destined to flourish with time.

Current market price

$5,020.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

158.42

Scores and tasting notes

98-100

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 L'Eglise Clinet has a powerfully fragrant nose of violets, star anise, powdered cinnamon and jasmine over a core of plum preserves, blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and camphor with wafts of crushed rocks and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in poise and precision, possessing remarkably well-defined, bright, energetic black fruit and minerally layers, supported by beautifully ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with a long-lingering, mesmerizing array of earth, rock and glittery fruit nuances. This is a wine that will stop you in your tracks and demand you to think, contemplate and reflect. And if all that isn’t enough, it is also fantastically delicious. The blend this year is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 15 June 2020

Vintage performance