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2018 Clos l'Eglise, Pomerol 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1417767 96-97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Fantastic depth of fruit to this young wine with crushed-berry, tile and stone character. Full-bodied with superb structure. Polished yet intense tannins. Powerful finish. Best ever? Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93-96 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Grippy from the start, featuring bramble and tar notes, layered with steeped plum and blackberry cobbler flavors. A touch chewy, but displays ample energy, with nice spice details on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. (JM, Web-2019) Inner quote mark

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Clos l'Eglise is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with energetic scents of Morello cherries, fresh black plums, boysenberries and lavender, plus underlying nuances of crushed rocks, woodsmoke and black truffles. The full-bodied palate is packed with perfumed black fruit, supported by ripe, velvety tannins and tons of freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Clos L'Eglise is dense and powerful to the core. The tannins are equally forbidding, suggesting the 2018 is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Heat and mildew resulted in an unusually deep Clos L'Eglise. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, spice and gravel open with a bit of coaxing. Readers have to be patient here. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A pretty, elegant wine from this terroir, the 2018 Château Clos L'Eglise reveals a ruby/purple color as well as smoking good notes of black cherries, blueberries, white truffle, damp earth, and a little bit of iron and bloodiness that emerge with time in the glass. With medium to full-bodied richness on the palate, it has ripe tannins, a balanced texture, and just a ripe yet elegant, fleshy profile. Give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following 10-15 years. Inner quote mark (3/2021)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This has the sensuous, easy generosity and exuberance of Pomerol offering soft tannins at first, but with grip as they close in through the palate, alongside seductive chocolate notes with liquorice on the finish. There was a big gap in harvesting between the Merlot on 19/20 September and Cabernet Franc on 10 October, as it had to ripen after blockages, but they were able to be patient and got to the full ripeness. (JA) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in styrofoam to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will call or local delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions. 93 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Clos l’Eglise has an open, expressive bouquet of brambly red fruit, crushed strawberry and raspberry, intermixed with dark chocolate and espresso scents. It certainly repays 90 minutes to really open. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained and quite strict tannins that lend it more linearity than the Barde-Haut tasted alongside (also owned by the Garcin-Lévêque family). Black pepper and clove remain present on the finish and there is a persistent spicy aftertaste. This is a classy Pomerol, but it will require 3–4 years in bottle." (3/2021)

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