Château L'Église Clinet 2016
In the 1950s, this Cru was renamed: the 1955 vintage was the first to be labeled "Château L'Église-Clinet".
Vineyard of 4,5 hectares... Cultivated in reasoned fight... this plateau located around the Church Saint-Jean de Pomerol, in the heart of the prestigious appellations of the Right Bank, gives birth to one of the most beautiful Pomerol. The clayey-gravelly, sloping terroir is favourable for Merlot & Cabernet Franc. The vines, more than 40 years old, are hand-picked, not to mention the maximum vinification, giving rich, elegant and bewitching wines, with a remarkable balance between fruitiness, richness and suppleness.
Dark, intense and beautiful color. Nose intense, fine, fruity, with nuances of black fruits and spices. Powerful. To note that the decanting embellishes it. Very meticulous from the entry in mouth, melting, particularly aromatic, with a lot of brightness and grace, Burgundy style, the wine flies away in final, becoming powerful and constantly fat, with a lot of aromas. A flavor that reminds me of Vosne-Romanée. You can start tasting it as it is.
Jean-Marc Quarin Quarin.com
The 2016 Eglise-Clinet was aged in 80% new oak and bottled in mid-April 2018. Crystal clear in color, it has an equally crystal clear and utterly enticing bouquet with red cherries, wild strawberries, peony and iris flowers and a hint of bay leaf. One could sit and smell it all day. The balanced palate is medium-bodied and grippy on the palate, with supple tannins and perfect acidity. Again, the symmetry of this Pomerol is utterly beguiling, and its persistence is on par with the best. Quite simply, this is one of the best wines from L'Eglise-Clinet that I have tasted in recent years. Superb.
Neal Martin, vinous.com
- Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%
- Alcohol level
- 2028 - 2060
Jean-Marc Quarin - Rate 98/100
James Suckling - Rate 98/100
Vinous / Neal Martin - Rate 98/100
Vinous /Antonio Galloni - Rate 98/100
Wine Advocate / Lisa Perrotti - Rate 98/100
Jeb Dunnuck - Rate 100/100