The 2015 Clos L’Eglise is soft, fruity and open-knit, all qualities that are best enjoyed sooner rather than later. There is good depth and energy, but at the same time, the fruit is a bit dried out, while the oak is intrusive. It will be interesting to see if the 2015 finds a bit better balance over the next few years. This is a solid effort, but, frankly, I expected more excitement and personality here.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Robert Parker 94
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Clos l’Eglise has a very earthy nose of black soil, truffles and mossy bark over a core of kirsch, blackberry preserves and dried mulberries with wafts of rose hips and oolong tea. Full-bodied, richly fruited and packed with savory layers, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038