L'Eglise Clinet 2013

Cult Wines Price: £400.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, L'Eglise Clinet, 2013

Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2013

94-96

The Grand Vin is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 27 September and 2 October. It delivers 13.5% alcohol, a degree less than last year. The Merlot comes through very strongly on the nose with pure scents of cranberry and wild strawberry, dried violet petals and a touch of sous-bois It is very well defined although not as complex as a top-flight l'Eglise-Clinet. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky entry that does not hesitate in caressing the palate, the oak succinct and deftly interwoven. There is not a huge depth here, but rather great tension and precision, a hint of citrus peel. This is already utterly seductive. One day, Denis might make a L'Eglise-Clinet that does not incite superlatives. I might be waiting a long time. If you do insist on buying one 2013 en primeur, then make it this one. Tasted April 2014.

Neal Martin
Wine Advocate - Wine Journal
93

A 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend from the Plateau of Pomerol near the church, the wine has an inky/purple color, a sweet kiss of mulberry and black cherry liqueurs, interwoven with licorice, truffle, a hint of melted road tar and background spice and oak. The wine is opulent, medium to full-bodied and unquestionably a tour de force for this vintage. Kudos to Durantou. If you can find it, this is clearly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage and a real star. Drink from 2018-2027.

It-s no surprise that perfectionist/meticulous proprietor Denis Durantou has turned out one of the best wines of the vintage. Harvested September 27-October 6, only 10,000 bottles were produced in this tiny yielding vintage that also required a draconian-like selection process to keep the best fruit under the top label.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014
92-94

A 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc blend from the Plateau of Pomerol near the church, the wine has an inky/purple color, a sweet kiss of mulberry and black cherry liqueurs, interwoven with licorice, truffle, a hint of melted road tar and background spice and oak. The wine is opulent, medium to full-bodied and unquestionably a tour de force for this vintage. Kudos to Durantou. If you can find it, this is clearly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage and a real star. Drink from 2018-2027.

It-s no surprise that perfectionist/meticulous proprietor Denis Durantou has turned out one of the best wines of the vintage. Harvested September 27-October 6, only 10,000 bottles were produced in this tiny yielding vintage that also required a draconian-like selection process to keep the best fruit under the top label.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014

L'Eglise Clinet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
L'Eglise Clinet 2018 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2017 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,700.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £400.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £735.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2010 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2009 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2007 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2006 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2005 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2004 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2003 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2002 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2001 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2000 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1999 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1998 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1997 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1996 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1990 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1989 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1986 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1982 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl