2011 Bourgneuf, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1090814 91 points James Suckling

 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.  (2/ 2014)

90-91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Aromas of new wood mark this wine. On the palate, the tannins are gentle, with flavors of ripe black plum, nutmeg and milk chocolate.  (4/ 2012)

90 points Wine Spectator

 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)

Jancis Robinson

 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.  (4/ 2012)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2014  | Send Email
* Asian spice and blackberry aromas. A racy and sexy wine, quite lovely.

By: Alex Pross |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/2/2014  | Send Email
The best they have made.

By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/2/2014  | Send Email
Always a rustic style. This wine shows quite a bit of fruit. Clean, not pushed, nice purity.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol