L'Eglise Clinet 1999
Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 1999
Like Lafleur '99 up the road, the Chateau l'Eglise-Clinet '93 is in a very good place at the moment. Here, it has a lucid deep garnet colour that hardly appears to have aged in the last two years. The bouquet is captivating with scents of dark plum, wild strawberry, hints of black truffle and cold stones that are well defined. The palate is very well balanced with a keen thread of acidity. It is sensual and generous in the mouth
The 1999 l'Eglise Clinet has evolved beautifully since tasted last year. This is one of the stars of the vintage. It is an extraordinary expression of elegance married to power. An opaque purple color is followed by aromas of black raspberries, currants, licorice, graphite, truffles, and earth. The wine is sweet and expansive. It is a model of purity, symmetry, and balance. Moderate tannin suggests 4-5 years of cellaring is required. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.