Robert Parker 95
The 2014 L’Eglise Clinet was tasted from a single bottle but from two glasses, each poured at different times before I arrived for the tasting. They were almost identical on the nose but the one poured later was more compact. It has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, myrtle, a touch of iris and a touch of garrigue (actually reminiscent of fynbos, the wild South African shrubland). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a silver bead of acidity, wonderful precision and beguiling purity. This is an outstanding Pomerol for the vintage from Denis Durantou, sophisticated and classy, yet the bottom line is quintessentially Pomerol. Bravo Denis.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045
Mid crimson. Scented, perfumed – really very sumptuous. Round and assertive. Knows it’s a good wine! Not really, really rich nor concentrated but well balanced. Sort of heading in the same direction as Vieux Château Certan?
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040