2014 Petit-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
A round and silky red with iron, clay and spice character. Full body and a long, savory finish. Plenty of things going on here.
The 2014 Petit-Village is a gorgeous, hearty Pomerol loaded with personality. Sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice, herbs and smoke hit the palate in a straightforward, frank wine endowed with considerable personality. There is nothing fancy here, yet the whole is clearly greater than the sum of its parts. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice, mint and cedar are some of the notes that wrap around the juicy, succulent finish supported by firm yet polished tannins. (AG)
Solid, with a brambly note carrying the plum, blueberry and anise flavors. Stays energetic through the finish, with the grip and fresh acidity melding nicely. (JM)
Barrel Sample. The Cabernet Franc in the blend makes this wine a success, offering an intense character that brings out blackberry fruit notes and delicate acidity. This wine is solid without being too firm. (RV)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Petit Village 2014 is a blend of 72% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon that is matured in 65% new oak cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare. There is a sense of richness and creaminess on the nose, nicely defined and pure, though it needs to muster a little more 'personality' throughout its élevage. The palate is medium-bodied with soft supple tannin, plenty of lightly spiced red fruit with an almost viscous finish. This is a nicely composed Petit-Village that should drink well over the next 10 to 15 years but I must confess that I was expecting more. (NM)