2014 Petit-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1201317 92-93 points James Suckling

 A round and silky red with iron, clay and spice character. Full body and a long, savory finish. Plenty of things going on here.  (3/2015)

90-93 points Vinous

 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)  (4/2015)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

 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)  (4/2015)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (4/2015)

88-90 points 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)  (4/2015)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/11/2015 | Send Email
Classic Pomerol with plums, cocoa, cherry and tobacco aromatics. Quite brambly on the palate, along with lighter notes of cherries, medium body, and firmly structured by the tannins and its juicy acidity.

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