Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2011
Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Another beautiful wine from the Garcin family, Clos l’Eglise, which had been a moribund estate for decades, leaped to the forefront in the late nineties where it has remained ever since. The dense ruby/purple-hued, medium-bodied 2011 possesses abundant notes of sweet black cherries, licorice and plums as well as impressive purity, texture and length. It should be at its peak in 2-3 years and last for 12-15. Usually, this is a blend of 80+% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc."
The Wine Advocate
"Dark ruby-red. Spicy, precise aromas of red cherry, cassis, vanilla and violet. Enters the mouth sweet and luscious, with very good intensity to the red and black fruit flavors. The finish features rising but smooth tannins and a repeating note of violet. Another wine from Helene Garcin that seems to be less extracted and needlessly massive than usual, and it's a major success for the vintage.
Range: 90-93 Points"
International Wine Cellar
"A fleshy, crowd-pleasing style, with Black Forest cake and roasted anise notes out front, followed by mouthfilling plum sauce, blackberry paste and fig flavors. Picks up a slightly chewy toast edge on the finish, but this will progress quickly thanks to the ripe fruit."
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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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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