Clos LEglise Pomerol
Grape Varieties: Merlot & Cabernet Franc.
Domaine Clos L'Eglise is reputedly the oldest château and vineyard in Pomerol, this 6 hectare domaine was purchased by Emile Castéja, who owns Château Batailley and Château Trotte Vieille, in 1972. Much replanting took place and the wine, which is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is now one of Pomerol`s smartest buys. Previously the wine was elegant but light - nowadays the wine has more body and concentration, as a consequence of a longer maceration period as well as spending 18 months in oak barriques (65% new).
Tasting Note: A brilliant effort from proprietor Denis Durantou, this classic Pomerol reveals a dark purple colour as well as sweet aromas of raspberries, black cherries, cassis, and hints of caramel and vanilla. It is made in a layered, medium to full-bodied style with moderately high tannin, and superb concentration, structure, and depth.