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Château L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol 2012

Château L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol 2012

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A Decade of Elegance: Unveiling the 2012 Château L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol

The 2012 Château L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol stands as a testament to the exceptional quality of this Bordeaux vintage. Here at The General Wine Company, we are thrilled to offer this remarkable wine, perfect for discerning oenophiles and collectors alike. This in-depth tasting note explores the wine's character, its ageing potential, and delectable food pairings to elevate your next dining experience.

A Blend for the Ages

Crafted in the heart of Pomerol, a region renowned for its Merlot dominance, the 2012 L'Eglise-Clinet stays true to tradition. The blend comprises 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, meticulously selected for optimal ripeness and flavour concentration. This meticulous selection is evident in the resulting wine, showcasing the best qualities of both grapes.

A Captivating Nose

The first encounter with the 2012 L'Eglise-Clinet is an aromatic revelation. Swirling the glass releases a profusion of enticing aromas. Dark fruits, such as blackberries, blackcurrants, and cassis, take centre stage, interwoven with hints of black cherry and plum. These are complemented by subtle floral notes, adding a touch of elegance. As the wine opens up, intriguing secondary notes emerge, including earthy hints of truffle, tobacco, and a touch of menthol, adding complexity and intrigue.

A Luxurious Palate

The palate lives up to the promise of the enticing nose. The wine is full-bodied, enveloping the mouth with its richness and smooth texture. The Merlot's signature suppleness is beautifully balanced by the Cabernet Franc's subtle structure, resulting in a wine that is both powerful and remarkably well-balanced. The tannins are fine-grained and polished, ensuring a smooth and luxurious drinking experience.

Flavours of ripe dark fruits continue to dominate the palate, complemented by hints of spice, cedar, and graphite. The long, lingering finish leaves a lasting impression, urging you to return for another sip.

Food Pairings for a Memorable Occasion

The 2012 L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol is a wine that demands culinary accompaniment of equal stature. Its richness and depth make it a perfect match for a variety of robust dishes. Here are some suggestions to create a truly memorable dining experience:

  • Red Meat: This wine pairs exceptionally well with red meat dishes. A grilled or roasted rib-eye steak with a rich peppercorn sauce allows the wine's fruit and savoury notes to shine. Alternatively, consider a slow-cooked lamb shank with rosemary and garlic, where the wine's power can stand up to the intensity of the flavours.
  • Game: The earthy character of the wine complements game dishes beautifully. Roast wild boar with a cherry sauce or venison stew with root vegetables create a harmonious combination.
  • Mature Cheeses: For a decadent cheese course, pair the 2012 L'Eglise-Clinet with mature cheeses such as aged Gouda, Comté, or a well-aged Cheddar. The richness of the wine will complement the creaminess and complex flavours of the cheese.

A Wine for Layering and Complexity

The 2012 L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol is a wine built to last. Its structure and balance allow it to age gracefully for the next 15-20 years. With cellaring, the fruit character will soften, giving way to more pronounced tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and earth. Decanting the wine before serving is recommended, especially when enjoyed younger, to allow the flavours to fully unfurl.

In Conclusion: A Timeless Treasure

The 2012 Château L'Eglise-Clinet Pomerol is a remarkable wine that showcases the exceptional quality of the 2012 vintage in Pomerol. Its alluring nose, luxurious palate, and ageing potential make it a true collector's item. At The General Wine Company, we invite you to experience the magic of this exceptional wine and create a lasting memory around the dinner table.

 

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