1998 Chateau Clos l'eglise

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1998 Chateau Clos LEglise

James Suckling 97
Jeb Dunnuck 96
  • S$27697

Vintage: 1998

Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux

Country: France

 

Winemaker Notes
"It is an incredible charmer, evoking immediate pleasure and certain seduction. When it reveals its elegance, its roundness, its opulence it pays tribute to its origins, rare and inimitable. Clos l’Eglise is a philanthropist who leaves behind, on meeting, the persistent memory of a tender emotion. Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc"

 

About Winery

Belonging to the aristocracy of the Pomerol is not the result of a decision but a heritage of quality and tradition, as in case of Clos L'Eglise. Just over three quarters of a century ago, in 1925, Savinien Giraud, the owner of Ch Trotenoy and President of the viticultural and agricultural Union of Pomerol, submitted to the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce a "Classification" of the greatest wines of Pomerol, with Clos L'Eglise listed among the leading runners. This is why it is possible to date the reputation of Clos L'Eglise and the rank assigned to it by its peers, the members of the Union.

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Winemaker Notes
"It is an incredible charmer, evoking immediate pleasure and certain seduction. When it reveals its elegance, its roundness, its opulence it pays tribute to its origins, rare and inimitable. Clos l’Eglise is a philanthropist who leaves behind, on meeting, the persistent memory of a tender emotion. Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc"

 

About Winery

Belonging to the aristocracy of the Pomerol is not the result of a decision but a heritage of quality and tradition, as in case of Clos L'Eglise. Just over three quarters of a century ago, in 1925, Savinien Giraud, the owner of Ch Trotenoy and President of the viticultural and agricultural Union of Pomerol, submitted to the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce a "Classification" of the greatest wines of Pomerol, with Clos L'Eglise listed among the leading runners. This is why it is possible to date the reputation of Clos L'Eglise and the rank assigned to it by its peers, the members of the Union.

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Very fresh and intense with fantastic dark fruit and wet earth. Mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, powerful and extremely long. Such depth and freshness. A great wine. I remember this wine when it was young; it showed so much wood, but it has come together wonderfully. Bravo! Long future. Inner quote mark (1/2019)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Firing on all cylinders, the 1998 Clos L'Eglise is upfront and sexy, with mature aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, truffle, chocolate, cigar tobacco, and loamy earth. A full-bodied, seamless, and elegant wine, it's not massively concentrated yet has plenty of power and richness, is perfectly balanced, and has great tannins. Along with the 2000, 2009, 2010, and 2016, it's one of the greatest wines in the lineup and is a magical Pomerol. It's fully mature and drinking at point, and while I would enjoy bottles sooner rather than later, it's going to continue evolving gracefully. Inner quote mark (10/2020)

93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A classic Pomerol, the 1998 boasts a superb, complex bouquet of mocha fudge, vanilla, black cherries, roasted coffee, smoke, and berries. The dazzlingly explosive aromatic display is followed by a creamy-textured, medium to full-bodied, beautifully-layered wine with no hard edges. A supple texture leads to a finish with notes of caramel and spice that lingers for over 40 seconds. This is a gorgeous, complex Pomerol. (RP) Inner quote mark (4/2001)

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