La Petite Eglise Pomerol 2016

Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Pomerol
Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Ratings: 95 James Suckling | 94 Decanter | 93 Robert Parker

Color: Medium to deep garnet-purple colored
Nose: Beautiful black cherries, mulberries and warm black plums scents with touches of underbrush
Palate: Medium to full-bodied, the wine fills the palate with complex, intense black and red fruit layers with tons of savory sparks coming through on the long, plushly textured finish

About the Winery:
Château L’Eglise-Clinet is now amongst the elite of Pomerol producers. Its vineyards were originally part of Château Clinet and Château Clos l`Eglise respectively, and the property came into being in the 1950s.

L’Eglise-Clinet has been owned and run by Denis Durantou since 1982. Its 5.5 hectares of vineyards are located on the Pomerol plateau, where the soils are rich in gravel, clay, sand and iron. The vines have a high average age of around 45 years, with a proportion of them dating back to pre-1956, having escaped the brutal frosts of that year.

L’Eglise-Clinet’s wine is typically a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are vinified in a combination of concrete vats and stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged in small oak barriques (50-70% new) for 18 months.