L'Eglise Clinet 2015

Cult Wines Price: £1,000.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, L'Eglise Clinet, 2015

Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2015

98-99

Lively and energized. Full body, intense and dense tannins. Great wine. Goes on for minutes. Such focus and clarity.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
96-98

The 2015 L'Eglise-Clinet is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, picked between 21-25 September at 41 hl/ha and matured in 70% new oak. Denis Durantou poured two samples for me. First from Darnajou barrel. Here, a very composed, effortless bouquet with extremely pure raspberry coulis, strawberry, almost confit-like scents that display ethereal delineation. This is not a powerful or intense bouquet, rather one that is sophisticated and refined, bunches of violet emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, crisp acidity, mineral-rich and tensile. There is tangible energy and refinement on the finish that lingers long and tenderly in the mouth, a wine constantly having something more to say. The second came from Demptos barrel. This was deeper on the nose, showing a touch more fruit, slightly higher toned. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, structured in the mouth, perhaps the barrel impressing its character more on the wine than the Darnajou. Together, they should combine to create a quite magical 2015 L'Eglise-Clinet.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
95

The clay-based soils gave this wine a remarkable density and concentration in 2015. It’s a smooth, opulent wine with dense tannins, plenty of supporting oak and layer upon layer of fruit underscored by a minerally freshness. Lovely, ageworthy Pomerol. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
94-97

Very restrained and graceful now, this has serious cut and persistence to the blood orange, bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors. Shows a minerally edge through the finish, with ample flesh that should expand a bit more with the élevage. Fresh and long.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
17+

Quite soft. Perfumed - floral and possibly violet. Easy and friendly. Quite gentle tannins. Very sweet and round. 14.6% alcohol is not evident. An unexpectedly mild, well-mannered wine. Undramatic. Looks almost modest at this point.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

L'Eglise Clinet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
L'Eglise Clinet 2018 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet POA 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2017 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,726.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,228.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,000.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,000.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,150.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £300.00 3x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £830.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £440.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,380.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2012 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £720.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £840.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £450.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2010 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,500.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2009 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,600.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,181.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2007 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £850.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2006 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,265.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2006 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £630.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2005 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £4,340.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2004 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,039.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2003 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,180.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2002 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £900.00 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 £1,333.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1998 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,850.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1997 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,044.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1996 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,450.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,080.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1990 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,676.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1989 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,100.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1986 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,284.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1982 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,680.00 12x75cl