2000 l'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol 12-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1552891 99 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Incredible concentration and richness in this wine. This is good stuff, loads of complexity with notes of flowers, vanilla, and ripe fruit. Still drinking like a baby, this is full, soft, and long. Opulent and gorgeous right now but give this five years and you’ll be better off. Pull the cork in 2015. So much fruit for a Bordeaux. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Inner quote mark (5/2012)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A stunning wine with extraordinary concentration, but still somewhat backward, this 2000 needs much more time than I projected seven years ago. It boasts an inky/dark purple color along with an intense nose of kirsch, blackberries, licorice, caramel, and flowers. Full-bodied with abundant tannin as well as a multidimensional, thick texture, this unevolved Pomerol has not changed much since its 2003 release. Gorgeous purity and a natural mouthfeel make for a dazzling wine that will benefit from another 5-10 years of cellaring, and last for three decades thereafter. It is a legendary effort! (97+, RP) Inner quote mark (6/2010)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Denis Durantou’s obsessive search for perfection paid off handsomely with this stunning 2000. Despite the richness of the fruit, there is still a sense of lightness to the wine which makes it surprisingly easy to comprehend at this stage. The Cabernet Franc perfumes couterpoint the rich Merlot, while the wood underpins everything. Inner quote mark (6/2003)

97 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has everything. Super class and elegance, yet ripe and exciting. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and minerals. Full-bodied, with incredible raspberry, cherry, mineral and silky tannins. Very long. Winemaker Denis Durantou is a purist, and it shows. Best after 2012. Inner quote mark (3/2003)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Full ruby-red. Sweet, superripe aromas of dark fruits, game, chocolate and beefsteak tomato. Offers a near-exotic sweetness in the mouth, which is accentuated by mocha and woodsmoke notes, yet manages to maintain its balance thanks to a healthy pH of 3.7 and huge but thoroughly ripe tannins (the IPT was 86!). This has the creamy intensity brought by small berries. Since 1997, Durantou has been using only natural manure as fertilizer, and the result has been somewhat lower pH levels, which have given his wine more energy. Inner quote mark (6/2003)

Decanter

Outer quote mark Deep intense red, still young, finely concentrated densely complex fruit, a controlled explosion of fruit and soil, terrific dry richness on the palate, wonderful internal spice, huge potential. Drink up to 2030. 18+/20 points. Inner quote mark (4/2010)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is offered as a complete case in original packaging. If the wines are going to be shipped upon arrival, the bottles will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles during shipping, with the empty case itself shipped separately on request. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact cases. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.


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