2005 Eglise Clinet, 12x750ml
Eglise Clinet 12x75cl
Availability: 4 weeks
Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml
Critics Score: 99
Publication: Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Drinking Dates: 2020-2050
The Château l'Eglise-Clinet 2005 was served from bottle and from magnum (both ex-cellar). It has a magnificent nose with bewitching delineation: darker fruit than either the 2003 or 2004, blackberry, raspberry, hints of black tea and black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with brilliant focus, still quite backward as so many grandees of this vintage remain, albeit beginning to soften towards the licorice-tinged finish. This is a benchmark for both Denis Durantou and this Pomerol estate, although I can see it testing wine-lovers' patience. Tasted March 2015.