Twenty years of Clos L'Église


Today, as Bordeaux's primeurs week begins, with Julia hard at work on your behalf, we published an account of a vertical tasting of a well-known Pomerol.

To me, L'Église sounds halfway between legless and legalese – hardly the most appealing scenario. Thankfully a 20-vintage vertical of Clos L'Église was entirely enjoyable, and provided a useful snapshot of this Pomerol estate over some of the best and not-so-best vintages since 1997.

The occasion marked the two decades since the property was sold to the Garcin family. Today, the winemaking is overseen by Hélène Garcin-Lévêque and her husband Patrice. The estate's 6...