2014 Clos l'Eglise, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
Exotic aromas of blueberries, flowers and tangerines. So perfumed. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and refined finish. Lovely length. Drink in 2020 but already delicious.
This wine is both fresh and superrich, hailing from deep clay soils in the heart of Pomerol. Dark tannins meld into the ripe plum flavors, giving concentration and a strong sense of restrained power. (RV)
The 2014 Clos L'Eglise is super-expressive from the very first taste. Dark red cherry, plum and crème de cassis meld into new leather smoke and violets in a supple, racy Pomerol built on texture. Readers will find a level of pure voluptuousness that is quite rare in this vintage. The 100% new oak is very nicely balanced for such a young wine. The 2014 is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Clos l'Eglise has a tightly wound bouquet, quite backward as you might expect, with broody black cherry, black truffle and touches of orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and tensile with a gentle grip in the mouth, touches of allspice and clove emerging towards the nicely structured and linear finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a well-crafted Clos l'Eglise that I suspect will have much more to give after three or four years in bottle. (NM)
There's a succulent feel to the warm raspberry and boysenberry confiture notes in this very fleshy red, with lots of black tea and singed cinnamon flavors filling in on the finish. This is grippy, very polished and fresh in feel. Best from 2020 through 2030. (JM)