L'Eglise Clinet 2012

Cult Wines Price: £765.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, L'Eglise Clinet, 2012

Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2012

(96-100)

long with Petrus, the 2012 l'Eglise Clinet is the potential wine of the vintage. An amazing tour de force in winemaking, the wine's inky/purple color is accompanied by copious notes of spring flowers, creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, truffles, caramels and graphite. Full-bodied with enormous concentration, the purity, exquisite balance and sheer gravitas and palate presence of this massive yet phenomenally compelling Pomerol are something to behold. Kudos to l'Eglise Clinet. This wine will be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades or more. An amazing performance from proprietor Denis Durantou, this blend of 85% Merlot (harvested between September 21 and October 4) and 15% Cabernet Franc (harvested October 6) hits all the sweet spots in the olfactory senses as well as on the more crude palate.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
96-98

The Grand Vin was picked between 21 September and 4th October for the Merlot, with the Cabernet Franc picked on 6th October. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (aged in 80% new oak) it has Burgundy-like minerality and purity on the nose that is taciturn at first, but blossoms nicely in the glass whilst maintaining a sense of restraint and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very pure fruit and a silky texture. The acidity is extremely well judged, the Cabernet Franc lending this wine just a touch of edginess. There is sublime focus on the mineral-laden finish. One day, Denis Durantou will make a wine that does not merit a stream of superlatives. But that day seems a long way away. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
95

This really builds at the end of the palate, which clearly shows it’s top notch. It’s full-bodied, and grows on the palate ever so steadily. Lovely berry, chocolate, and hazelnut character. Goes on for a minutes. This has wonderful tannin tension for the vintage. Better than 2011.

James Suckling

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