1949 L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol Bordeaux - 99 pts - 750ml

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1949 L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol Bordeaux - 99 pts!
Virtually perfect, the 1949 L'Eglise-Clinet was one of a series of older vintages from this estate that possessed mind-boggling richness, extraordinary intensity, unctuosity, and that quintessential kirsch/black-cherry essence exhibited by its near-by neighbor, Chateau Lafleur. The 1949 L'Eglise-Clinet revealed an opaque purple color with no signs of lightening at the edge. In the glass, it looked more like port than a dry red table wine. There is extraordinary viscosity, thickness, and extract to this full-bodied, colossal L'Eglise-Clinet. Still young, there is not a hard edge to be found because of the wine's low acidity and ripe tannin. This must be one of the century's most underrated great wines. It should continue to drink well for another 25 years. As disappointing as the 1948 Haut-Brion can be, the 1949 can be outstanding. In this tasting, it revealed some of the textbook cigar, ashtray, tobacco-scented notes, as well as scents of roasted herbs and ripe fruit. The color was a medium garnet with considerable rust at the edge. Medium-bodied, round, sweet, and soft, this wine is past its prime, although it remains exceptional. Drink it up. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1949
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 99 RP - 1949 L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol Bordeaux - 99 pts! Virtually perfect, the 1949 L'Eglise-Clinet was one of a series of older vintages from this estate that possessed mind-boggling richness, extraordinary intensity, unctuosity, and that quintessential kirsch/black-cherry essence exhibited by its near-by neighbor, Chateau Lafleur. The 1949 L'Eglise-Clinet revealed an opaque purple color with no signs of lightening at the edge. In the glass, it looked more like port than a dry red table wine. There is extraordinary viscosity, thickness, and extract to this full-bodied, colossal L'Eglise-Clinet. Still young, there is not a hard edge to be found because of the wine's low acidity and ripe tannin. This must be one of the century's most underrated great wines. It should continue to drink well for another 25 years. As disappointing as the 1948 Haut-Brion can be, the 1949 can be outstanding. In this tasting, it revealed some of the textbook cigar, ashtray, tobacco-scented notes, as well as scents of roasted herbs and ripe fruit. The color was a medium garnet with considerable rust at the edge. Medium-bodied, round, sweet, and soft, this wine is past its prime, although it remains exceptional. Drink it up. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1949
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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