Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

$145.00
Item No. 106043
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96
  • ST95
  • WS94
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP94
  • WS91
  • ST91
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Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Clos l'Eglise gives the brilliant 2001, 2000, and1998 a run for their money. Time will tell if it eventually eclipses those three sensational efforts. A huge, sweet nose of creme brulee intermixed with black cherry liqueur, blackberries, tar, caramel, and mocha/coffee soars from the glass of this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Opulence, superb intensity, abundant quantities of sweet toasty oak, a full-bodied richness, and excellent purity as well as depth suggest it will age effortlessly for over two decades. This is a brilliant Pomerol from proprietor Helene Garcin and her consulting winemaker, Dr. Alain Raynaud. "
96 Points

"Full red-ruby. Superripe, even decadent aromas of plum, redcurrant and caramel; very Pomerol. Like liquid silk in the mouth, with an extravagant sweetness and lushness to the middle palate. Wonderfully fine-grained and rich, with its fruit component in the background today. The finish goes on and on, and is almost shockingly vibrant. In terms of aromatic persistence, this was one of the longest wines of my week on the Right Bank. A compelling wine."
95 Points

"Offers a wonderful nose of crushed berry, blackberry and dark chocolate. Jumps out of the glass. Full-bodied, with seamless, velvety tannins and fabulous flavors of vanilla, berry, chocolate and cappuccino, followed by a long, caressing finish. Hard to say if this will be better than the 2000, but equally outstanding. Best after 2012. 1,000 cases made. "
94 Points

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Matthew Ashner - Burlington, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/31/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I expected more for the amount I paid for this one. If I had paid $30 for this bottle I would have been satisfied, but $145 is overpriced.
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Paul Levine - Mamaroneck, NY (read all my reviews)

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(10/1/2012)
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Learn About Clos L'Eglise Pomerol

Belonging to the aristocracy of the Pomerol is not the result of a decision but a heritage of quality and tradition, as in case of Clos L'Eglise. Just over three quarters of a century ago, in 1925, Savinien Giraud, the owner of Ch Trotenoy and President of the viticultural and agricultural Union of Pomerol, submitted to the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce a Classification of the...

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Learn About Pomerol

POH-mehr-all Small and Seductive It's a tiny region, and it has no classification system. But the wines produced from Pomerol can be sensuous and life-changing. Here lies Chateau Petrus, one of the most expensive and sought-after wines of the world - many vintages commanding prices higher than the first-growth chateaux of the Medoc. The area is all vines, with no real town...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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