92 Points - Robert Parker
Chocolate, espresso roast, plum, fig, and black currant aromas are followed by a dense, rich, full-bodied Pomerol displaying superb purity, elegance, and noticeable but ripe tannin. There is not an astringent element to be found in this savory, layered, opulent 2006. It is ideal for drinking over the next 12-15+ years.
The Clos l’Eglise 2006 is showing so well with exuberant dark berry fruit, orange blossom, a touch of star anis and hints of liquorice. The palate is beautifully balanced with ripe, succulent dark cherry, Dorset plum and summer fruit. Like the previous vintage it is silky smooth in texture and very harmonious. This is an outstanding, vivacious Clos l’Eglise that dares run the 2005 close!
Neal Martin on May 1st, 2012
This Pomerol wine has been highly rated by critics, for producing consistently good quality wines. The estate is owned by Sylviane Garcin Cathiard (sister of the owner of the famous Graves property Château Smith Haut Lafitte) who bought the property from the Moreau family in 1997. Since 1998, scores from the critics have risen year on year, with the 2009 vintage being given a close to perfect score of 98 Points from Robert Parker, with bottles of this vintages reaching well over £150 per bottle.
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