Clos L'Eglise 1999 - Pomerol
Label: Used and torn, vintage partially erased
Overall condition: Very good
Le Clos l'Eglise is a 5.89 Ha Pomerol property producing around 25,000 bottles per year. At the start of the 20th century, it was one of the best Pomerols with L'Evangile, La Conseillante and Vieux Château Certan. At that time, Savinien Giraud, then owner of Trotanoy, was thinking of creating a classification for the Pomerol appellation. Clos l'Eglise would have figured there as a second growth behind Petrus.
But, after many historical uncertainties and a roller coaster of quality. It was not until 1997 and the arrival of the Garcin-Cathiard family that Clos L'Eglise regained its former level.
Since then, the methods of winemaking and the work in the vineyard have evolved considerably and Clos L'Eglise receives tremendous reviews every year or so.
This 1999 vintage is thus one of the first since the change of area. A balanced vintage which is currently at its peak. Lovers of old wines can wait a few more years.
- 75 cl
- Grape(s) variety
- 80% Merlot - 20% Cabernet Franc
- Red wine
- % alc.
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