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2002 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet Pomerol
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2005

($89-$100) Red-ruby. Bright yet exotic aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, truffle, mocha, minerals and caramel; very Pomerol. Then sweet, supple and showy in the middle palate, with a high-toned caramel quality sexing up the berry flavors. Nicely concentrated and quite long, with very firm tannic spine. Showing well today, but the 2001 L'Eglise-Clinet is a more classic, more opulent expression of this property.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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