Suckling: "A very fine-tannined red with currant, berry, violet and dried orange peel. Medium body, firm tannins and a linear finish. Very fine and pretty. This will age nicely. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Deeply colored, the wine is plush, soft, round and rich, with a silky, plummy, chocolate and wet earth character. The wine is richly-textured, elegant, deep and fresh, with a black cherry, licorice, cocoa infused finish that feels just great on your palate. The wine blends 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 27 - September 30. Drink from 2024-2045."
Galloni: "The 2021 Clos l'Eglise is a dense, powerful Pomerol. There's real energy driving
the red/purplish fruit, lavender and spice. Far from an easygoing Pomerol, Clos
l'Eglise is going to need time to be at its best, but there's no rush. The 2021 is a
bit compact, and yet all the elements are there for it to develop into a very
fine, compelling wine."
Dunnuck: "Always one of my favorite wines from the Garcin family, the 2021 Clos L'Eglise is beautiful stuff that brings ample richness and depth as well as plenty of classic Pomerol sexiness. Lots of ripe berry fruits, chocolate, chalky minerality and tobacco notes define the bouquet at this young stage, and it's medium-bodied, with a round, layered mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It doesn't have the mid-palate density or opulence of the 2020 (or 2018), but it's a remarkable, elegant, beautiful Pomerol that will have two decades of longevity."
Wine Advocate: "The fleshiest, most dramatic wine in the Garçin-Léveque portfolio is the 2021 Clos l'Eglise, a medium to full-bodied, broad and velvety Pomerol that evokes notions of sweet cherries, berries, plums, raw cocoa and petals. Layered and seamless, it's derived from a 5.98-hectare vineyard opposite Eglise-Clinet that's planted with 80% Merlot, the balance Cabernet Franc."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Clos l’Eglise was picked September 27–30 and registers 13.5% alcohol
without chaptalization. Matured in around 60% new oak (a lower proportion
than 15 years ago), it has a ripe red plum and red currant bouquet plus touch
of licorice and allspice. The palate is quite concentrated, perhaps showing a
tad more finesse than the aromatics at this stage. Quite grippy on the
midpalate, leading to a cooler finish than the nose implies. Very fine."