Dunkles Purpurgranat. Dichtes, rotbeeriges Bouquet mit feiner Würze im Hintergrund. Am saftigen Gaumen mit mittlerem Körper und fleischigem Extrakt, leicht mürbe werdend mit feinkernigen Noten und schwarzem Pfeffer im Finale – Potenzialwertung!
Wine Advocate Neal Martin
The 2016 Domaine de l'Eglise is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc picked on 28 September and 13 October respectively at 40 hectoliters per hectare. There is plenty of ripeness on the nose, a little more exotic than previous vintages with kirsch infusing the red berry fruit, crème de cassis developing in the glass. The oak here is nicely integrated.
The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry, nicely balanced with good substance, building nicely in the mouth. It might just miss the finesse of some of its neighbors, but the clay lends this Pomerol much more substance than the Castèja family's other property La Croix du Casse. The persistence here is very long and powerful.
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It is in 1589 that the name is mentioned for the first time in the „Vieux Papiers du Libournais“, which makes Domaine de l’Eglise the oldest estate on Pomerols famous plateau. Originally property of the church, it was a hospice for people with a disease that were thus kept out of the city of Libourne. The estate was secularised in the 18th century. Domaine de l’Eglise, as the name is indicating, lies next to Pomerols church, close to Château Petrus. The round, smooth and fruity Domaine de l’Eglise has been among the most popular ones from Pomerol for many years.