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Serious, dry reds - LA PETITE ÉGLISE. Pomerol, Bordeaux

2012 LA PETITE ÉGLISE. Pomerol, Bordeaux

Bin: 525
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: This is the 'second wine' of the renowned Église Clinet. It's 100% Merlot mostly from a separate vineyard next to La Grave à Pomerol, with a few barrels from Église Clinet itself. 750 cases produced in 2012, aged in 50% new oak.
Press Reviews: "The second wine from Denis Durantou is pure Merlot from gravel soils that was picked from 6th until the 8th October and there is less volume than last year. The bouquet is certainly more bashful than the 2011 - like the Montlandrie, you must coax the aromas from the glass: wild hedgerow, black fruit and even a touch of cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple core of pure red berry fruit mingling with minerals - a stony character to this wine - very expressive and animated. The finish is refined and displays superb length for a second wine. If I taste a better value Right Bank wine, I would be astonished. Tasted April 2013.
Score: 91/93" - Neal Martin, RobertParker.com.
"When your second wine tastes as good as this, you can imagine how special the grand vin
is. (See my note for L'Eglise-Clinet.) Sourced from gravel soils, this is lighter in style, but
with the fruit purity and balance that typifies Denis Durantou's reds. Structured and long,
this shows delicious flavours of plum, liquorice and fine, vanilla-scented oak. Likely to be a
bargain, on past form. Drink: 2020-35. Score: 95." - Tim Atkin MW

£54.00 per bottle
£51.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£48.60 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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