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1996 Ch L'Eglise Clinet 750ML

1996 Ch L'Eglise Clinet 750ML

Wine Advocate Score: 93

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
District: Pomerol
Type: Still Wine
Color: Red
Varietal: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1996

Size: 750ML
Sku: 110395
Price: $254.99


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Wine Advocate Review:
One of the few profound Pomerols in 1996, l'Eglise-Clinet turned out an uncommonly rich, concentrated wine that is performing well from bottle, even though it is displaying a more tightly-knit structure than it did from cask. The dark ruby/purple color is followed by notes of charcoal, jammy cassis, raspberries, and a touch of sur-maturite. Spicy oak emerges as the wine sits in the glass. It is fat, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied, with a layered, multidimensional, highly nuanced personality. This muscular Pomerol will require 3-5 years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity 2004-2020. -Robert Parker

Other Notes:
Tasted single blind at FINE magazines vertical in Dusseldorf. There has a lovely, opulent, almost Burgundian bouquet in terms of its purity and verve. There is a pastille quality to the aromatics strawberry and raspberry mixed with a touch of crushed stone. Very fine delineation. The palate is sweet on the entry with notes of mulberry, cedar, blackberry and a little white pepper. It is well balanced, concentrated, harmonious and it is just starting to melt towards the soft caressing finish. This is a good wine for a Pomerol 96. -Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
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