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Date Printed: 4/20/2015
Chateau Clos L'Eglise Cotes de Castillon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Chateau Clos L'Eglise Cotes de Castillon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
(search item no. 115377)
collectible wine
older vintages

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2015: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The signs of a very mature vintage remain evident in this 2005, with the enticing black-purple color of a beautifully ripe wine. Rich and complex aromas combine blackberries, black currants, and blueberry jam, to produce the complexity brought by careful and balanced aging. In the mouth the wine is firm and sound, with a youthful, spirited structure. The tannins are slightly forward and provide the wine with a good base for future aging. The finish is very satisfying, displaying a youthfulness which will give the wine a supple and tender character. Its good, full body is both mouth-watering and elegant. This very fine wine will improve with four to six more years of aging to reveal a whole new range of pleasures. Juicy duck and pigeon are ideal for this wine, as is prime rib. The wine can also share the table with variety meats.
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About Chateau Clos L'Eglise:

This is the land that gives personality to a vintage and it was the work of Sylviane Garcin-Cathiards, she brings the wine to their full potential. After taking over the property in January 1997, with her experience at Château Haut-Bergey in Pessac-Léognan, she redesigned the winery. The soil is clay and gravel with lifts dirt iron, which gives the wine a special character, that is often found in Pomerol. Located on the hillside, most of the vineyard extends southwest of buildings, breaking the famous Pomerol plateau. Its area is 6 hectares. It is composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc.