2014 Petit-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1201317 93 points James Suckling

 Quite an earthy, solid wine with plenty of power and concentration but a bit less charm than many of the 2014 Pomerols. The tannins on the finish are a bit chewy, but they should harmonize in time and there’s plenty of fruit in there.  (2/2017)

92 points Vinous

 The 2014 Petit-Village is bold, racy and voluptuous, all of which add to its considerable near- and medium-term appeal. Lavender, herbs, menthol and leather run through a core of sumptuous dark fruit. Broad, ample and inviting, the 2014 has so much to recommend it. This is a very pretty wine by any measure. The blend is 72% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)  (2/2017)

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)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Solidly built, with a warm ganache frame around a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. The toasty edge wins out on the finish for now, but the fruit is there. This should meld a bit more in the cellar. (JM)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image 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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