Ch. l’Eglise Clinet (0.75 L)
WA: One of the vintage’s most awesome wines, l’Eglise-Clinet’s 1995 has been fabulous from both cask and bottle. The color is opaque purple. The wine is closed aromatically, but it does offer a concoction of black raspberries, kirsch, smoke, cherries, and truffles. Full-bodied and rich, with high tannin, but profound levels of fruit and richness, this dense, exceptionally well-delineated, layered, multidimensional l’Eglise-Clinet only hints at its ultimate potential. This looks to be a legend in the making. I could not get over the extraordinary texture of this wine in the mouth. Intensity and richness without heaviness – a tour de force in winemaking! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.
WA / RP: 96