2011 Bourgneuf, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
A wine with a pretty ripe-fruit character and ripe, chewy tannins. Some toasted oak as well. I think it needs another two or three years to soften the tannins and bring it all together. Serious 2011 Pomerol.
Aromas of new wood mark this wine. On the palate, the tannins are gentle, with flavors of ripe black plum, nutmeg and milk chocolate.
On the chewy side, with ganache and Black Forest cake notes leading the way, followed by loam, plum sauce, roasted fig and singed alder flavors that form the core and finish. Should drop the chewy edge quickly enough. The core of fruit has a bursting feel. Best from 2015 through 2021. (Web-2014)
Dark cherry colour. More intensity on the nose than any in the line up so far. Sweet oak and bright, pure fruit with a light earthy note adding a savoury dimension. Same earthy dry quality on the palate with a light leafiness on the finish. Powder-fine tannins and lovely restraint.