2005 Clos de la Vieille Eglise, Pomerol

SKU #1037157 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This lower pedigree wine represents undeniable quality/value rapport in 2005. This vintage is so deep in quality among the better run, less heralded estates, that these wines should appeal to readers looking for terrific values from Bordeaux. Most of these wines are Merlot-based and will be drinkable young. Sleeper of the vintage.  (4/2006)

Wine Spectator

 Licorice, berry and meat aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, with good tannins and a medium finish... Best after 2008. (2008)

K&L Notes

A classic Pomerol (70% merlot, 30% cabernet franc) and winemaker Jean-Louis Trocard's most serious effort. The property, two parcels totaling a mere 1.5 hectares, has been in the family since the early 1800s. The soil is clay and gravel with iron subsoil, the so-called crasse de fer for which Pomerol is famous. Aged for 20 months in 100% new oak barrels, you would never know it. The fruit is dark, intense, deep and powerful. This may be the property's finest wine yet, and one that will continue to reap rewards in the cellar for many years to come. Only 500 cases produced.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol