Monday, April 03, 2006

Chateau Domaine de L'Eglise 1995

Nose - bit of smoke on the nose with nice, plummy blackcurrant & forest floor and sweet herbs on the end.

Palate - there's a bit of acidity at the back - tamed by the food and really quite nice; classic claret and more left bank than right bank. Good backbone; the fruit seems a bit lean to start but opens up, especially with food. Goes from being rather good to fantastic. Second bottle opened seemed a bit more harmonious. Long finish with the tannins just beginning to soften. Long life


Tasted 1/4/06 at Staithe House

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Had this with dinner tonight. Wine Spectator rated it at 88 points (under-rated IMHO) back in the day.

Love drinking older Bordeaux. Very enjoyable.