2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2015 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet
# FRLEME15AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pomerol
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 99JS, 98WA, 97V, 97WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2015 futures will begin arriving in 2018. > 36 bottles available.

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

98-99 points, James Suckling (Mar 2016)

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.

96-98 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)

Denis Durantou's 2015 L'Eglise-Clinet is magnificent. A wine that has it all, the 2015 is vertical, dense and also remarkably translucent, all at the same time. The purity, freshness and energy of the 2015 is remarkable and yet the wine has immense depth. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2015 carries considerable tannic heft. In 2015 L'Eglise-Clinet is a wine of stature and true pedigree. The 2015 is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought in between September 21 and 25. Don't miss it.

95-97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2016)

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.

94-97 points, Wine Spectator (2016)