Dark chocolaty, lovely balance. Very good, showing beautifully-textured, wraparound tannins. (AB/SM Apr 2010)
Neal Martin 92/100
Tasted at the Syndicat de Pomerol. The Domaine de l’Eglise 2009 has a sweet, mocha and undergrowth tinged nose with ample red-berried fruit. Good definition. The palate is oaky on the entry, but well balanced on the mid-palate with a composed, refined finish. Good potential. Tasted November 2011. RobertParker.com
Neal Martin 92-94/100
Tasted at Chateau Trottevieille and on two separate occasion at the Syndicate. The Merlots were cropped between the 17th and 28th September, the Cabernet Franc on 5th October at 37hl/ha, a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, this has a lifted nose that shows much great precision than recent vintages of this ancient Pomerol vineyard. Blackberry, wild hedgerow, a touch of espresso, smoke and with continued aeration more and more minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, much greater precision and focus then any vintage that I have tried in recent years (which was most of them in December!) Fresh black, slightly earthy fruit, very fine persistency, this is unequivocally the first Domaine de L’Eglise that is realized the propicity of its enviable terroir on the Pomerol plateau. Tasted April 2010. RobertParker.com
Volnay Villages Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Joseph Voillot
A blend of several different parcels, the majority of which are on the eastern side of the village towards Pommard. Lovely perfume of expressive fruit with a velvety texture and mouthwatering flavour. Creamy texture. (AB/SM/AI)
Another superb visit! It is amazing how Jean-Pierre Charlot manages to capture the wonderful aromas of Pinot Noir. His wines are simply captivating!
This domaine remains below the radar yet is consistently one of the highlights of our trip to Burgundy. These are wines of intense purity and finesse with no shortage of lush fruit and should be staples in all Burgundy lovers’ cellars, particularly those who like to pull corks within five years of vintage.