|Bordeaux||1988||L'Eglise Clinet||BT||0||6||1,500.00||12||6||166.66666666667||89.00||89.00||Eglise Clinet||0.75|
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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.
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.