1989 Domaine de l'Eglise, Pomerol

SKU #950718 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The firm of Borie-Manoux has become deadly serious about the quality of its top wines. There is no better evidence of this than in the splendidly rich, highly extracted, immensely impressive 1989 Domaine de l'Eglise. Black/ruby in color, with fabulous, highly extracted flavors suggestive of prunes and black plums, gobs of soft tannin as well as alcohol, yet decent acidity for the vintage, this rich, broad-shouldered Pomerol is the most massive wine I have yet tasted from the Domaine de l'Eglise. It is very soft and therefore, should be appealing young. Anticipated maturity: 1994-2015.  (2/1993)

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And Wine Advocate's Neal Martin was pleased with the l'Eglise almost a decade later: "Light brick rim. Pleasant, open-knit nose: herbs, redcurrant and wet sand. Low acidity. Mature tannins. Supple. Not overly concentrated but very harmonious. Ripe enjoyable fleshy wine. Very fine with still some aging potential. Tasted February 2002." (Wine Journal)

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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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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol