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 Clos l’Eglise 2014 was picked on 23 September until the 27 September with the last parcel of Cabernet Franc, matured in 100% new oak in 300- and 500-liter barrels. It has a well-defined, expressive bouquet already with subtle wet clay scents infusing the black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of violet developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, perhaps a little pinched compared to their Barde-Haut ’14 with sappy black fruit on the finish. This is broody and introspective compared to recent vintages, although there is impressive length here and it may merit a higher score after bottling. As I said, at the moment, I would bet on Hélène Garçin-Léveque's Barde-Haut in Saint Emilion being the one to seek out. (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)