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2023 Château L'Eglise Clinet En Primeur

"It is surely going to vie with the stupendous 2022, and this ranks as one of the best wines of the vintage...98-100 points" Neal Martin,

Released this morning for sale en primeur, 2023 Château L'Eglise Clinet is offered at £1,254 per six bottles and receives a potentially perfect score from Neal Martin. 

When we tasted the new vintage at the château in April with winemaker Noëmie Durantou and her sister Constance, we were left in no doubt whatsoever that Noëmie is not just maintaining her father's legacy as a winemaking genius, but taking it even further, with extraordinary layers of complexity and elegance in the 2023, alongside power and tremendous poise.  Stock is limited, but we suggest you bite our arm off to get this wine in your cellar!  The deuxième vin, La Petite Eglise, (£204 per six) is another tour de force, with unexpected depth and power for a second wine.

We will also be offering the Durantou's petits châteaux (La Chenade, Les Cruzelles, Montlandrie and Saintayme), after the upcoming release of a Pauillac classic, Pichon Baron

Offered en primeur, on allocation.  Landing spring 2026.

Magnums available with £20 ex-VAT bottling surcharge per six, please enquire for other formats.

All previous offers of 2023 Bordeaux can be found here.

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Château L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol

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Château L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol

Château L'Eglise Clinet is an estate in the commune of Pomerol.  Named after the church which stands nearby, the estate was made famous by owner and winemaker Denis Durantou.  His turned the 4.5 hectare vineyard into one of the most respected names in Pomerol.  Durantou passed away in 2020, but the estate is now run by his daughters, Noemie and Constance.

RED 2023 Château L'Eglise Clinet 75cl £1,254 per case of 6 Château L'Eglise Clinet
2023 / / 75cl
£1,254 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2023 L'Eglise Clinet unwinds in the glass with brooding aromas of dark berries and cherries mingled with baking chocolate, pipe tobacco and toasty new oak. Full-bodied, layered and muscular, with a sweet core of fruit framed by rich, powdery, generously extracted tannin, it's broad-shouldered and powerful, concluding with a long, expansive finish. It's a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that checks in at 14.6% alcohol. 93-95 points" William Kelley,"The 2023 L’Eglise-Clinet is fabulous. Rich, deep and vertical in structure, this is all poise. Nothing in particular stands out, as all the elements are impeccably balanced. Time in the glass helps this open a bit, but the 2023 is a wine of reserve—a wine that is not showing all its cards. Gravel, incense, tobacco, dried herbs and mocha open with some coaxing. This will be stellar in time. 2030-2053 94-97 points" Antonio Galloni,"Rises through the palate, intense and concentrated with cloves, pomegranate, black pepper, cumin, rosemary, rich black fruits balanced and given lift and contrast by nuanced and fresher raspberry leaf, tomato leaf, saline squid ink, and fresh citrus peel acidities. This has cohesion, precision, lift and character. Noëmie Durantou winemaker. Harvest September 1 to 18. 42hl/h yield. 97 points""The purity and precision tof this young Eglise Clinet is exceptional, with finesse, intensity and fine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. It grows slowly and then builds and continues. The energy is terrific. Finishes long and confident. All about structure with finesse. The tannins really are refined and tightly woven. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. 97-98 points""The 2023 L'Eglise-Clinet was picked between September 10 and 14 and matured in 82% new oak. It has a stunning bouquet with enthralling delineation and focus, very intense with blackberries, raspberry, crushed stone, Earl Grey and a touch of blood orange. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins and a dash of cracked black pepper. It's very harmonious and fans out brilliantly on the finish. It is surely going to vie with the stupendous 2022, and this ranks as one of the best wines of the vintage. Tasted on two visits at the beginning and end of my Bordeaux tastings. 98-100 points" Neal Martin,

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