2012 Petit-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
Aromas of dark fruits and flowers follow through to a full body, fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Very fine and pretty. One of the best PVs in years.
Barrel sample. A ripe and fruity wine, this exhibits an well-structured balance of acidity and sweet tannins. It has weight, richness, and a fine fruitiness.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Fully saturated, opaque inky-purple. Aromatic coffee and tobacco nuances complicate pure blackberry and cassis on the nose. Then big and supple, with a peppery bite to the mineral and black fruit flavors. Finishes fresh and vibrant for such a rich wine but with a slightly tough quality on the rising finish.
This is nicely rendered, with dark plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit laced with mulled spice, roasted cedar and black tea notes. Everything melds pleasantly through the plush yet refined finish. Approachable now, but no rush.
Replanted rootstocks and vines half the vineyard. 100% Merlot from Petit Village planted 2004/5. Glowing with health. Very sweet start and lots of glossy, spicy fruit. Very vibrant. Drink 2018-2028.