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2023 Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet (6L)

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$2,404.00
SKU: SK3554575-6000
The purity and precision tof this young Eglise Clinet is exceptional, with finesse, intensity and fine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. It grows slowly and then builds and continues. The energy is terrific. Finishes long and confident. All about structure with finesse. The tannins really are refined and tightly woven. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. ~ (98) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-15-2024

The 2023 L'Eglise Clinet unwinds in the glass with brooding aromas of dark berries and cherries mingled with baking chocolate, pipe tobacco and toasty new oak. Full-bodied, layered and muscular, with a sweet core of fruit framed by rich, powdery, generously extracted tannin, it's broad-shouldered and powerful, concluding with a long, expansive finish. It's a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that checks in at 14.6% alcohol. ~ (95) William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 4-26-2024

~ (100) Neal Martin, Vinous 4-27-2024

~ (97) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 4-30-2024

Rises through the palate, intense and concentrated with cloves, pomegranate, black pepper, cumin, rosemary, rich black fruits balanced and given lift and contrast by nuanced and fresher raspberry leaf, tomato leaf, saline squid ink, and fresh citrus peel acidities. This has cohesion, precision, lift and character. Noëmie Durantou winemaker. Harvest September 1 to 18. 42hl/h yield. ~ (97) Jane Anson, Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux 4-22-2024

Aromatically explosive with a burgundy-like notion of berry fruit. Mouth-filling fruit on the palate to match and enfold the abundance of firm tannin behind. Clearly built to age. ~ (17.5) James Lawther, JancisRobinson.com 4-23-2024

The Grand Vin 2023 Château L'Eglise Clinet checks in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that's resting in 82% new barrels. It brings another level of density as well as purity, with fabulous notes of cassis, ripe black cherries, chocolate, smoked tobacco, iron, and spice, as well as a kiss of background graphite. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, yet very much in the vibrant, fresh, classic style of the vintage, it has ripe tannins and a gorgeous finish. It shines on all accounts, offering beautiful purity and complexity and plenty of richness, and it should have a broad, lengthy drink window. ~ (97) Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 5-8-2024
SKU: SK3554575-6000
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet
FORMAT : 6000ml

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