2015 Clos l’Eglise

750 ml

$82.99

8 in stock

Appellation: Pomerol

Vintage: 2015

Score:RP 94-96, WS 92-95, Js 92-93, DC 92, VN 88-91

Size: 750 ml

8 in stock

Description

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.” (4/2016) Neal Martin for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“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.” (2016) Wine Spectator

“A soft and fruity red with walnut, plum and earth aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, clean finish. Refined and pretty.” (3/2016) James Suckling

“Aromatic complexity on the nose with a Burgundian nuance. The palate is fresh, fragrant and caressing, then powerful tannins provide plenty of length and drive on the finish.” (4/2016) Decanter

“The Clos L’Eglise is the best of Hélène Garcin’s 2015s. There is good depth and persistence here, although like all the other wines, the style is decidedly delicate and understated, especially for the year. Dark red stone fruits, licorice, leather and smoke add subtle nuances of complexity. The 2015 offer good freshness and purity, although it is a bit light. Clos L’Eglise is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, picked on September 8 and September 14/15 respectively.” (4/2016) Antonio Galloni for Vinous

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

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