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

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2015 Clos L'Eglise
# FREGME15AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pomerol
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 96WA, 95WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2015 futures will begin arriving in 2018. 9 bottles available.
$77.98
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The 2015 Clos l'Eglise was picked on 8, 14 and 23 September apropos the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc on 23 September. Co-proprietor Hélène Garçin-Léveque told me that for the first time, Clos l'Eglise was one of the first Pomerols to be picked since they felt that the grapes were fully ripe. So why wait? That clearly is vindicated by the bouquet with ebullient, ripe blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, almost Burgundy-like in terms of its purity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, tensile tannin, brimming over with energy, tightly packed towards the more linear finish than usual. This is a Clos l'Eglise built for long-term bottle ageing, though I suspect it will actually come round a little earlier than usual. A wonderful Pomerol, almost understated, but full of personality.

94-96 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 224 - Apr 2016)

Offers a delicious core of plum, raspberry and cherry preserve notes, backed by flavors of apple wood and licorice that still need to integrate fully. A solid wine in the making.

92-95 points, Wine Spectator (2016)