We have recently purchased the 2012 Clos l’Eglise direct from Bordeaux where they have been lying undisturbed since release.
The story of this exceptional domaine dates back to the 19th century when it was originally part of the expansive Château Clinet estate. In 1955, the vineyard was divided, and the Garcin family became the proud owners of Clos l’Eglise.
The vineyard covers a total area of 6 hectares, with the vines averaging 35 years of age. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, the Garcin family has implemented various environmentally friendly practices in the vineyard, such as reducing the use of pesticides and herbicides and utilizing organic fertilizers. All of these efforts have helped to elevate the quality of their wines and establish Clos l’Eglise as a highly respected name in the world of fine wine.
“The soil is mainly clay, plus lots of gravel and iron deposits in the subsoil. The style is elegant, deep, rich, ‘gourmand,’ and above all silky. I like its concentration and its smoothness. It’s a Pomerol that fills the mouth, giving a creamy texture without heaviness. It’s truly incomparable.” – Hélène Garcin-Levêque, proprietor.
Further to the excellent scores and notes below, James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck, and Neal Martin also love it saying “A delicious and pretty wine…I also loved the 2012 Clos L’Eglise…Fresh on the finish, this Pomerol has a skip in its step.” This is a fabulous Pomerol which will offer immense pleasure while not breaking the bank!
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Subject to remaining unsold. Available ex our cellars in Singapore in 12 weeks.
2012 Clos l’Eglise
18 cases (x6) @ SGD$ 720/ case (inc GST $777.60)
“The 2012 Clos L’Eglise is medium to deep garnet colored. It bounds out with exuberant notes of dried black and red cherries, raisin cake, and Indian spices, plus hints of iron ore, chocolate mint, and dusty earth. The full-bodied palate bursts with impactful black fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and spicy.”
94 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
“The 2012 Clos L’Eglise is wonderfully lifted in the glass, with plenty of Cabernet Franc aromatics woven throughout a core juicy, layered fruit. Rose petal, mint, cinnamon and sweet red berries grace the palate. Exquisite and beautifully nuanced throughout, the 2012 offers exceptional balance, with polished, silky tannins that round out the creamy finish. The 2012 is quite open today, but it could use another few years to soften further. The 2012 is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Proprietor Hélène Garcin and her husband Patrice Leveque continue to raise the bar here and at their other properties in the region.”
94 Points Antonio Galloni