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L'Eglise Clinet 1992

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1992L'Eglise Clinet

Ex Chateau, 2017 Release

DM-2540.00bt89 NM218089.0089.00Eglise Clinet3
Bordeaux1992L'Eglise Clinet

Ex Chateau, 2017 Release

IM-21,050.00bt89 NM217589.0089.00Eglise Clinet6
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Tasting Notes

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1992 L'Eglise-Clinet has a brick-colored rim, although the core seems healthy with commendable depth of color. The bouquet is very pleasant. It is fully mature and open, the fruit having ebbed away some years ago, yet there is crispness and focus in situ, scents of potpourri, iris, cranberry leaf and terracotta. The palate is fresh on the entry with fine tannin and structure. There is commendable depth and cohesion: notes of mulberry, black pepper and cedar with tobacco on the finish that feels more Saint Emilion than Pomerol. This 1992 surpasses my expectations and bottles of sound provenance might surprise you. Tasted December 2016.

89
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (229), February 2017
85
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

Deep ruby colored, concentrated, with a spicy, ripe, black cherry , smoky oak scented nose, and ripe, medium-bodied flavors, L'Eglise Clinet's 1992 reveals admirable intensity, and a spicy, rich, fleshy finish. It should provide uncomplicated, delicious drinking for 5-7 years.

85
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (96), December 1994

The 1992 l’Eglise-Clinet is a vintage that I have tasted a couple of times. Never a great vintage, unsurprisingly the aromatics have receded in recent years with ephemeral red berries and terra-cotta aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and fresher than you might expect, cedar and tobacco dominating the nub of fruit with a slightly attenuated finish. This should be considered a success for the vintage. Tasted blind at a private dinner in Bordeaux.

89
Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019
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