L'Eglise Clinet 1995
Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 1995
One of the vintage's most awesome wines, L'Eglise-Clinet's 1995 has been fabulous from both cask and bottle. The color is opaque purple. The wine is closed aromatically, but it does offer a concoction of black raspberries, kirsch, smoke, cherries, and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with high tannin, but profound levels of fruit and richness, this dense, exceptionally well-delineated, layered, multidimensional L'Eglise-Clinet only hints at its ultimate potential. This looks to be a legend in the making. I could not get over the extraordinary texture of this wine in the mouth. Intensity and richness without heaviness - a tour de force in winemaking! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.
The 1995 L'Eglise-Clinet is drinking extremely well at the moment. It has a lovely, earthy, minty bouquet infused with Provencal herbs that opens gloriously in the glass, though it does not offer the profundity of Denis's more recent vintages. The palate is well balanced with expressive Cabernet Franc lending a heightened savory note. For sure, there is still an element of rusticity right on the finish but you can forgive that. Drink now or enjoy over the next decade. Tasted June 2013.