2005 Clos l'Eglise, Côtes de Castillon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the least expensive wines produced by Gerard Perse, the 2005 Clos l’Eglise (70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) exhibits notes of sweet cranberries, jammy black cherries and strawberries, crushed rocks, and flowers. With a dense purple color, medium body, loads of fruit, and a soft, round mouthfeel and finish, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby-red. Currant, licorice, mocha and cedar on the nose, with suggestions of superripe fruit. Fat, lush and chewy, with a firmly mineral character underpinning the sweet berry flavors. A serious, structured Cotes de Castillon wine that finishes with big tannins that reach the incisors.
Very aromatic, with blackberry and flowers, following through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. (2008)