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L'Eglise Clinet 1988

Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1988L'Eglise ClinetBT061,500.001289 NM6166.6666666666789.0089.00Eglise Clinet0.75
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Tasting Notes

Tasted single blind at FINE magazine's vertical in Dusseldorf. This has a rustic bouquet, quite ferrous with decayed red-berried fruit, smoke and chestnut. Moderate intensity. The Cabernet Franc is pronounced here. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins a little hard and obdurate, firm backbone, touches of dried blood and spice towards the dry, slightly austere yet still satisfying finish. Blind, I suspected it might be the '86 rather than the '88. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, January 2011
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

The 1988 l’Eglise-Clinet has a rustic and ferrous bouquet with decayed red-berried fruit mixed with smoke and roasted chestnut, modest in terms of intensity and with Cabernet Franc in the driving seat. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins a little hard and dusty with firm backbone. There are touches of dried blood and spice towards the slightly austere yet still satisfying finish, it just misses a little "warmth" compared to the following two vintages. Drink now as it will not improve. Tasting note taken from the Pomerol book by Neal Martin.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019
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