Petite Eglise (2nd label of Eglise Clinet) 2021

Pomerol, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

A dark-fruited Pomerol with pretty notes of cloves, sandalwood, dried lavender and tar. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe, powdery tannins. Coffee notes at the end. Excellent intensity and structure for the vintage. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.

Score: 93 - 94

James Suckling, 01 May 2022

The 2021 La Petite Eglise is bright and nicely focused, with lovely energy to match its mid-weight personality. Sweet dark cherry, plum, cinnamon, leather, menthol, licorice and pipe tobacco come together in the glass. The 2021 is an easygoing Petite Eglise that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The Petite Eglise is all Merlot this year, now that a parcel of Franc that once was used for the blend has acquired the requisite age to be promoted into use for the Grand Vin.

Score: 90 - 92

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2026-2041 01 May 2022

The 2021 La Petite Eglise was picked September 28–29 and raised in 60% new oak. It has a pretty, floral bouquet that is, as usual, a little more expressive than the Grand Vin at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, taut at first though offering finely tuned, tart red fruit on the finish. Just give it a couple of years in bottle. (14.0% alcohol)

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2026-2036 01 May 2022

A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 La Petite Eglise opens in the glass with aromas of dark berries, licorice, loamy soil and black truffle. It's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and tensile, with terrific depth at the core and a long, saline finish.

Score: 89 - 91

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 29 April 2022

A touch of gun smoke reduction on the opening beats, showcasing cloves, spice, raspberry, beautifully precise and well constructed fruits. Not luscious in the usual Pomerol way but with estate signature and subtly moreish. Harvest September 28 to 29, with 60% new oak (a little more than usual but will be used for less time). No chaptalisation. One less plot of Cabernet Franc this year, as it was used in L'Eglise Clinet. Noémie Durantou-Reilhac winemaker.

Score: 91

Jane Anson, 07 April 2022

The 2021 La Petite L'Eglise Clinet comes from designated parcels that never seemed to blend well with the rest of the parcels, as well as some of the younger vine Merlot. It's 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, brought up in 60% new French oak. A beautiful wine in its own right, it has plenty of plum and cassis fruits, notes of violets, earth, and graphite, medium-bodied richness, silky tannins, and just a forward, charming, delicious profile.

Score: 91 - 93

Jeb Dunnuck, 06 February 2022