2006 Chateau L' Eglise Clinet

Year: 2006
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 94
Jeff Leve: 96
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"Violet, black licorice and berry aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a powerful finish. Layered and rich or the vintage. Needs time to develop. Best after 2014. 1,350 cases made. –JS" (WS)

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château L'Eglise-Clinet has a killer bouquet: intense black and red fruit, crushed rose petals, a touch of potters wheel and dried herbs. It possesses one of the classiest aromatics in the Pomerol appellation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dense dark berry fruit laced with black tea, dried herbs and a touch of juniper, gently building towards a lightly spiced, dense finish with impressive substance. This is a long-term Pomerol that needs another 3-4 years in bottle. Tasted January 2016." (WA)

"Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines dark berries and black cherry, licorice pastille, truffle, tobacco and sexy oak spices. Lush and sweet but with superb freshness and underlying structure. The wine's combination of suavity, backbone and compelling mineral-driven perfume is why I often find it hard to take merlot seriously when it's not grown on the Pomerol plateau. Finishes silky and very long. This has turned out splendidly." (VM)

"Oh so young, and yet, there is no denying its stunning qualities. The silky, sexy, opulent textures border on decadence. The wine is long, pure, rich, concentrated and delivers waves of pleasure with every sip and sniff. Give it a decade if you can wait that long. Else pop a cork and enjoy it for its youthful pleasures. 96 points - Tasted May 14, 2015" (JL)