2005 Le Castelet, Pomerol

SKU #1043681

Value from Pomerol! We loved this wine when we were with Dominique Robin and daughter, Pauline, in Bordeaux in April 2008. It was lush and sweet with tons of spice on the nose and palate. Very elegant, andit will cellar well for 10 years. The château is situated west of the town of Pomerol, close the main Libourne to Pòigueux road.The Vineyard: 100% merlot planted on sandy gravel soil. Vinification: The wine of Châteu Le Castelet isvinified in stainless steel vats with a fairly long fermentation period before being aged in 100% new Lerrain oak barrels. They take on a marked oak character which, married to the roundness of the merlot, produces a very distinctive style of wine, extremely agreeable almost from bottling. Château Le Castelet is very well balanced with a nice ruby color, a fine fruity taste in the mouth with a persistent finish. Good with dishes with sauces, game, grilled red meat, cheeses.

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Price: $29.99

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/6/2009  | Send Email
The nose is dominated by oak, but the ripe red fruit comes through on the palate and it is surrounded by grippy tannins followed by a smoky, toasty oak finish. This wine is more Left Bank in style to me and at only 12% abv it is also very elegant. A very good Pomerol for only $40.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol