Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I tasted blind at L’Essentiel with Thomas, a passed and cooked 1994. Tough thing for this famous wine from Saint Emilion. Following, Clos l’Eglise 2001 and l’Eglise Clinet 2001, with 2 different styles where after 10 years, these wines have just begun their phase of maturity, l’Eglise Clinet having yesterday more freshness, brightness, stylistic statement, terroir, vinification, date of harvest…

I drank less Eglise Clinet 2001 (alas) and probably more than 24 bottles of Clos l’Eglise 2001 for Muriel and I believe is one of the great Pomerol. I do not forget the neighbor, Clinet which, in recent years, has been one of the best quality price value amongst the great wines of Pomerol, along with Rouget on the other side which is simply an incredible value for money, especially considering that the minimum price for a vineyards in the nice areas in Pomerol is selling for about 3 million per hectare. Are the prices for Burgundy grand crus at this level?

Mitch Frank wrote an article on the sales of Bordeaux in USA you can read on the Wine Spectator.

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