L'Eglise Clinet 2007
Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2007
Tasted single blind at FINE magazine’s vertical in Dusseldorf. A limpid dark garnet core. The nose is just wonderful, wonderful purity and mineralite: black cherries, cassis, a touch of blueberry intertwined with violets picked from Margaux. The palate is full-bodied and fresh, ripe dark berried fruit, grainy tannins perhaps slightly accentuated by being served cool. Very pure fruit, elegant and harmonious towards the finish with sharp tannins. I feel a little alcohol at the back of the throat, a little heat that suggests that this might be the 2003? Tasted February 2011.
Unquestionably the Pomerol of the vintage, the dense purple-colored 2007 l’Eglise-Clinet offers an astonishing display of rich, licorice and caramel-infused kirsch, black raspberry, and cassis fruit. Rich, full-bodied, and pure, with low acidity and ripe tannin, it is already offering delicious drinking, and should continue to do so for 15-20 years. Having just had the 1997, which is not as strong a wine as this 2007, that wine, from a very mediocre vintage, is still young. Kudos to proprietor Denis Durantou.