2015 Bourgneuf, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1251730 94-95 points James Suckling

 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.  (4/2016)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (4/2016)

91-94 points Wine Spectator

 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)  (4/2016)

90-92 points 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)  (4/2016)

91 points Decanter

 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.  (4/2016)

88-90 points Vinous

 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)  (4/2016)

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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2016 | Send Email
This wine is rarely one of my favorites, but for the 2015 vintage the Bourgneuf seems to be hitting on all cylinders! A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it shows a dark purple color, with tons of red and black fruits and hints of savory herbs and smoke. A nice wine that should be approachable young!

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2016 | Send Email
An impressive Bourgneuf, loaded with deep berry fruit, pepper and spice. Good length and energy, this is easily the best Bourgneuf I have ever tasted from barrel.
Top Value! Drink from 2019 to 2029

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2016 | Send Email
If you’re looking for something a little more old school and less fruit-forward, then the 2015 Bourgneuf is the wine for you. There was more pronounced oak on the palate that will need to integrate over the next five years and a dustiness to the tannins that helped balance the lush fruit. This is a wine that should evolve beautifully over the next decade; a real cellar candidate.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol