L'Eglise Clinet 2013

Cult Wines Price: £450.00 / 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
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 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 £890.00 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