This wine is the bigger and bolder of the two. Right now, it is still fairly young. The tannins are edgy and grippy, like cinnamon but there is definitely a great concentration of fruit and terroir to pull it through. Cedar spice and black currants and the finish goes on forever. Pair this wine with a Prime New York Strip. The tannins will work well with the texture of this particular cut of meat.
Made in a very forward style, the 2004 Clos l’Eglise offers sweet mocha-infused black raspberry and chocolate cherry-like fruit in its intense aromatics. In the mouth, it is pure silk, medium-bodied, and beautifully concentrated with no hard edges. Filled with sensual fruit, glycerin, and body, this is a delicious, food and consumer-friendly, complex Pomerol that should drink beautifully for 12-14 years.