L'Eglise Clinet 2006

Cult Wines Price: £1,265.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, L'Eglise Clinet, 2006

Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2006

96

One of the greatest wines of the vintage is, not surprisingly, from proprietor Denis Durantou. A remarkable effort in every sense, the 2006 l’Eglise Clinet is not far off the quality of the prodigious 2005. Its inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by a powerful nose of mocha, caramelized red and black fruits, smoke, graphite, and truffle. Massive and rich with full-bodied power, excellent focus and definition, and moderately high tannin, this is an “outlier” for the vintage (as Malcolm Gladwell would say) with unbelievable length and richness. Unfortunately, patience will be essential as it needs a minimum of 5-6 years of cellaring. It will age effortlessly for three decades.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
96

Tasted single blind at FINE magazine’s vertical in Dusseldorf. This has a more floral bouquet where the oak needs more time to integrate. Black cherries, crushed stone, just a touch of cassis. With further aeration, there is a curious clayey note that transfers straight to the Pomerol vineyard. The palate is full-bodied, very concentrated with pure blackberry, macerated black cherries and a touch of lemon rind; very good tension towards the finish that does not quite have the peacocks tail at the moment. That will come with time. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2011

L'Eglise Clinet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
L'Eglise Clinet 2017 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,794.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,398.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,960.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,200.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £810.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £450.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,500.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £765.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £950.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2010 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,500.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2009 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,700.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,180.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2007 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £900.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2006 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,265.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2005 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £3,950.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2004 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £900.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2003 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,200.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2002 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £850.00 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 £1,331.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1998 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,347.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1997 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £840.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1996 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,200.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,749.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1990 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,650.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1989 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1986 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,475.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1982 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,256.00 12x75cl