James Suckling 96-97
Great texture to this wine with creamy, firm tannins that are so polished. Full and gorgeous. Very enticing. 96% merlot and 4% merlot.
The 2020 Domaine de l’Eglise feels rather pinched on the nose and lacks the fruit intensity that I found on the recently tasted 2018. In fact, I left my glass aside for 30–45 minutes to see if it coalesced and gained more presence, but it never quite clicked into fifth gear. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit and fine tannins, partly compensating for the aromatics, particularly toward the finish, which is smooth and armed with pure black fruit laced with white pepper and truffle. It finished on a high note, but I would like to see whether the aromatics improve during barrel maturation.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038