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L'Eglise Clinet 1983

Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

34 years

Beginning to show some cracks around the edges and considerable amber, this wine has notes of wet soil, mushroom, and black cherries in a decidedly earthy, herbal concoction. The wine has medium to full body, low acidity, but very dry tannins in the finish that are starting to give the wine a somewhat desiccated feeling, a sign that an imminent crack-up of the wine is not far off. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 5/02.

86 Robert Parker score

€ 1,850
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

Chateau L’Eglise Clinet is a wine estate producing luxury wines of exceptional quality, based in the Pomerol Appellation in Bordeaux, France. As a fine wine from the Right Bank Chateau L’Eglise Clinet remains officially unclassified, however, the reputation and status of the Chateau is up there with the best wineries in the world.

Chateau L’Eglise Clinet spans roughly 5 hectares in the wine growing region of Pomerol, and is mainly clay and gravel. The grape variety consists of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Due to the natural slopes in and around the plots there is no excess water, which may play a part in the production of this elite wine. Annually, Chateau L’Eglise Clinet produces between 1,800 and 2,500 cases of wine.

1,800 - 2,500 cases

Annual production

Unclassified

Classification

Pomerol/Right Bank

Location/Region

5.5 hectares

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