L'Eglise Clinet 2003

Current Market Price: £1,200.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, L'Eglise Clinet, 2003

Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2003

95

Tasted single blind at FINE magazine's vertical in Dusseldorf. This has a precocious bouquet with blackberry, cassis, and blueberry, very opulent but still very well defined. There is a confidence, a sense of brio on this nose. The palate is very well defined on the entry with a touch of mint and vanilla pod interlacing the very pure dark berry fruits. There is still a touch of new oak to be subsumed, but this has succinct balance and purity. Top drawer: this is just superb for the vintage. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2011
94

What a wine this is. This combines density and power with fruit and richness. Lovely notes of dried flowers and minerals in the nose and palate. Full and tannic, but incredibly fresh. This is a serious 2003, but still needs five years. Pull the cork in 2015. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, May 29th 2012
88

One of Pomerol's topnotch estates, l'Eglise Clinet is run with impeccable attention to detail, both in the vineyard and cellar, by proprietor Denis Durantou. It is typically a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a 40-year-old vineyard on the Pomerol plateau. During the torrid heat and drought of 2003, much of Pomerol was scorched, and producers whose vineyards were planted in gravel/sandy soils were forced to harvest prematurely. L'Eglise-Clinet, which had the earliest harvest in its history, has produced a light, but elegant, charming 2003 displaying plenty of sweet cherry fruit, and hints of raspberries, licorice, and new oak. While it possesses little depth, it is a medium-bodied, charmingly superficial effort to drink over the next 7-10 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164 April 2006

L'Eglise Clinet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
L'Eglise Clinet 2018 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2017 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,811.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,250.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,140.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £300.00 3x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £850.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,380.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £720.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £860.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £460.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2010 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,500.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2009 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,180.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £595.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2007 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £882.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2006 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,265.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2005 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £4,275.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2004 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £920.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2003 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,200.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2002 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £854.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2001 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,750.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2000 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,700.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1999 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,350.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1998 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,925.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1997 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £984.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1996 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,308.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,716.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1990 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,700.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1989 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1986 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,344.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1982 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,680.00 12x75cl