Magnificent small Pomerol property with a holding of just 5.5 ha of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is very old, with some of the vines nearing 100 years. The style bears little comparison with those neighbours who opt for modern extracted wines and dollops of new oak. L’Église-Clinet is structured, dense and backward when young. Given 6 or 7 years the result is an elegant, velvety and classically proportioned example of the appellation. Exceptional in every vintage since 2004 and very impressive in other years since 1995.