Clos l'Eglise 2000
• Domaine: Clos l'Eglise
• A.O.C.: Pomerol
• Classification: Pomerol, Bordeaux
This batch for sale is directly released ex-chateau from the cellar of Clos l'Eglise in 2019.
"A monumental wine that has gained weight considerably, the 2000 Clos l'Eglise seems to be every bit as powerful, rich, and potentially complex as the surreal 1998, which also seems to be growing in stature in the bottle. Deep ruby/purple, with a nose of cocoa, toffee, plum, fig, and blackberry, the wine has a full-bodied palate impression, with extraordinary purity, texture, and that multi-layered, highly nuanced finish that goes on for close to a minute. This wine has turned out to be spectacular, and even better from bottle than it was from cask. Nevertheless, it is a wine that will require more patience than the 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025. Kudos!" - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, (4/22/2003, Issue 146), Rating: 96. Drink: 2009-2025.
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