2015 Bourgneuf, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
A super velvety textured red with a freshness and coolness. Full body, ultra-balanced and a savory finish. Super. Mostly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc.
Barrel Sample. Juicy and fruity, this is a bright, acid- and fruit-driven wine. It has attractive, perfumed red berry fruits that are followed by lively acidity. It is for medium-term aging. (RV)
A flattering wine in the making, with a velvety feel from start to finish, offering warm plum, blueberry and boysenberry fruit that cascades through the finish. Features a healthy dose of toast, but everything is integrated and the fruit will win out easily when the élevage is done. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Château Bourgneuf has a crisp and quite earthy, blackberry and briary scented bouquet that just needs to coalesce during its élevage. The palate is medium-bodied with steely tannin, quite pointed acidity, fresh in the mouth with moderate weight, hints of licorice surfacing towards the linear finish. Note that a second sample at JP Moueix showed more elegance and poise on the velvety finish. Give this 3-5 years in bottle. (NM)
New generation at the helm and showing constant progression. Rich and complex on the nose. The palate is round and full but also fresh and harmonious, with fine tannins and a long finish. Will offer value.
The 2015 Bourgneuf is ripe, racy and succulent, all qualities that give it considerable near and medium-term appeal. Sweet red stone fruit, mint, anise and wild flowers flesh out on the succulent, inviting finish. The Bourgneuf is an attractive, mid-weight Pomerol with lovely freshness. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. (AG)