1945 L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol Bordeaux - 750ml

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1945 L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol Bordeaux

Château L'Église-Clinet is a small, elite producer in the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux. Over recent vintages its average scores from critics have been some of the very highest in the region, and auction prices very much reflect this acclaim.

The 4.4 hectares (11 acres) of vines produce 1500 cases of wine per year. The vineyard has one of the best collections of old vines in Pomerol, with half of the vines over 50 years old, and a quarter more than 75. Merlot accounts for 85 percent of plantings, with 15 percent Cabernet Franc, although more recent vintages of the wines have a smaller percentage of the latter. In some older parts of the vineyard, the two varieties are mixed, picked together and co-fermented, making exact proportions impossible to calculate. The wine is typically aged in 80 percent new oak.

The estate was formed in the 1950s from vineyard parcels which were originally part of Châteaux Clos L'Église and Clinet. Denis Durantou has been owner-winemaker since 1983 and has overseen L'Eglise-Clinet's rise to prominence.

    


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1945
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer L'Eglise
Color Red
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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1945
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer L'Eglise
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating Never tasted before, the remarkable 1945 L'Eglise-Clinet revealed none of the harshness or astringency of many wines from this long-lived vintage. It exhibited a knock-out nose of truffles, vanilla, chocolate, and gobs of black and red fruits, a viscous texture, awesome flavor extraction, massive body, and a finish composed of layers of fruit, glycerin, and alcohol. This is a remarkable wine with a blockbuster finish! Wow! To anybody with old vintages of L'Eglise-Clinet tucked away in their cellars - have I got an offer for you! RP

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