L'Eglise Clinet 2004
Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2004
Tasted single blind at FINE magazine’s vertical in Dusseldorf. This has a very ripe bouquet with macerated dark cherries, blackcurrant jam, boysenberry and a touch of graphite. Much more masculine and perhaps slightly broody compared to the first, but it opens nicely in the glass. The palate is full-bodied with very intense dark cherry, cassis and blueberry fruit interlaced with citrus lemon. Very well balanced, very fine mineralite showing through on the finish but so backward at the moment. I love the tension here though. Tasted February 2011.
A brilliant effort from proprietor Denis Durantou, this classic Pomerol reveals a dark purple color as well as sweet aromas of raspberries, black cherries, cassis, and hints of caramel and vanilla. It is made in a layered, medium to full-bodied style with moderately high tannin, and superb concentration, structure, and depth. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025.