2005 Chateau du Domaine de l’ Eglise 6.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine
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"Offers fresh mushroom and crushed berry, with coffee and toasty oak on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a vanilla, berry and cappuccino finish. A bit hard now. Needs time to mellow. Best after 2012. 3,000 cases made. -JS"(WS)

"The 2005 from Domaine de l’Eglise is a good, fleshy Pomerol with a dense ruby/purple color, loads of mulberry and black cherry fruit, and hints of licorice and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, soft, and about 2-4 years from full maturity, this wine should easily last 15 or more years." (WA)

Winery Notes:
It is in 1589 that the name is mentioned for the first time in the "Vieux Papiers du Libournais", which makes Domaine de l’Eglise the oldest estate on Pomerols famous plateau. Originally property of the church, it was a hospice for people with a disease that were thus kept out of the city of Libourne. The estate was secularised in the 18th century. Domaine de l’Eglise, as the name is indicating, lies next to Pomerols church, close to Château Petrus. The round, smooth and fruity Domaine de l’Eglise has been among the most popular ones from Pomerol for many years