1999 Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet
750 ML France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
| Wine Advocate #140
|Robert M. Parker, Jr.||92||Drink: 2005- 2025|
The 1999 l'Eglise Clinet has evolved beautifully since tasted last year. This is one of the stars of the vintage. It is an extraordinary expression of elegance married to power. An opaque purple color is followed by aromas of black raspberries, currants, licorice, graphite, truffles, and earth. The wine is sweet and expansive. It is a model of purity, symmetry, and balance. Moderate tannin suggests 4-5 years of cellaring is required. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.