2019 La Petite Eglise, Pomerol

2019 La Petite Eglise, Pomerol

One of the biggest bargains in Pomerol, the baby brother to L’Eglise-Clinet is an outstanding wine again in 2019. And Denis Durantou’s final vintage, this is a year to buy whatever you can.

Critic score
93.75/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    90% Merlot
    10% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2040info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2019 La Petite Eglise is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose starts off slightly reduced, but with a little swirling, it comes sailing out of the glass with bright, pristine notes of kirsch, black raspberries and blackberry preserves, followed by suggestions of garrigue, tilled soil, wild mushrooms and bouquet garni with a waft of cloves. The medium-bodied palate has vibrant, impactful black and red fruit layers with a very fine-grained texture and tons of freshness, finishing long and earthy. This year, this sincerely is a “Petite” L’Eglise Clinet!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020)

A really refined red with blue fruit, subtle chocolate and sandalwood. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and refined. Very pure. It goes on and on. One of the best I remember.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)

Intense and concentrated Petite Eglise, raspberry and blackberry fruit rippling through the body of the wine, held in check by a deftly confident frame. You're in Pomerol here, with sweet heady floral aromatics, tons of bright plump fruits and an accessibility to the tannins that makes it extremely enticing. Easy to recommend this 2nd wine of L'Eglise Clinet. 30% new oak.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)

The 2019 La Petite Eglise was picked 18-25 September apropos the Merlot and 26 September for the Cabernet Franc, matured in 35% new oak. It is vivacious on the nose with vivid raspberry, maraschino cherry, desiccated orange peel and subtle white pepper scents. The palate is silky smooth with fine grain tannins. Harmonious from start to finish, this is a sensual, seductive La Petite Eglise with spicy notes furnishing the finish. Another superb testament to the late Denis Durantou.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)

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