L'Eglise Clinet 2018

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Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, L'Eglise Clinet, 2018

Tasting Notes L'Eglise Clinet 2018

99-100

This is incredibly powerful with fantastic depth and length. It goes on for minutes. Full-bodied yet so tight and intense. Blackberries and hints of spice. It has such energy and persistence. It is a wine that makes you really reflect. Bravo. Tiny production.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
97

This is rich, with layers upon layers of black chocolate, ripe fleshy blackberries and raspberries tempered by acidity and tannins that support, pushing the entire palate slowly onwards and upwards. It has all the generosity of the vintage but tempered with Durantou's amazing ability to sculpt freshness out of the fruit his vineyards deliver. It’s immensely seductive and powerful with more evident flesh than the 2016 – a wine that’s going to run and run.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
96-98

Maintaining freshness in the wine was a priority for Denis Durantou at L’Eglise Clinet. “The pH developed quite quickly,” he said. “We had to test it every day; we had made a conscious decision to pick before it got too high. At a maximum of 3.7 pH, we pick. As soon as we have an evolution—a flavor change—we decide to pick.” Merlot was picked September 18-26 and Cabernet Franc on September 28. The resulting wine has a 3.63 pH and 14.5% alcohol and will be aged in 70% new barriques. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 L'Eglise Clinet is deep purple-black in color and opens with beguiling truffles, forest floor, mossy bark and black tea scents, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves, licorice and candied violets plus wafts of tar and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, concentrated and jam-packed with muscular fruit, the velvety-textured palate delivers layer upon layer of savory and earthy accents, finishing with a lingering mineral lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
95-98

The 2018 L'Eglise-Clinet is a powerful, tightly wound wine. In fact, it is one of the most reticent Pomerols I tasted, which makes it hard to evaluate today but probably bodes extremely well for the future. Dark and brooding in the glass, the 2018 has too much to offer. A wine of real gravitas and power, the 2018 is likely to need the better part of the next decade to open up, and even that probably won't be enough. Spice, leather, lavender, rose petal and tobacco gradually develop in the glass, but what really comes through is the sheer depth and intensity of the year.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
95-98

Lush in feel, with boysenberry reduction and crushed plum flavors, carried by a polished, solid structure. A mineral hint filters through on the finish, adding length and cut.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019

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 £1,794.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,250.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,850.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,140.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2014 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £300.00 3x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2013 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £900.00 12x75cl
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 £800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2011 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £465.00 6x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2010 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,500.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2009 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,124.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2008 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £595.00 6x75cl
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 £3,850.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2004 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £920.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2003 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,200.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 2002 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,040.00 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 £1,350.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1998 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,650.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1997 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,068.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1996 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,284.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,996.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1990 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,664.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1989 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,800.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1986 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £1,332.00 12x75cl
L'Eglise Clinet 1982 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet £2,206.00 12x75cl