2015 La Cabanne, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1260602 95 points James Suckling

 A dense and rich red with ripe fruit and plenty of muscles. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Enjoy the berry, orange peel and cedar undertones in the wine. Best ever? Needs at least four or five years to come together.  (2/2018)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 La Cabanne is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Proprietor François Estager told me that this was the first vintage were he has not used any sulfur (one of a few that are moving in that direction). Tasted on three occasions, the nose is offers brambly black fruit mixed with wild hedgerow and cold stone, certainly more sophisticated than recent vintages, with impressive purity. The palate is built upon fine grain tannin, well-judged acidity, and is nicely proportioned with the fruit, given lift by the new oak on the finish. I suspect that the aromatics were just having an off day; given the performance of the palate and knowing how fine this Pomerol can be, it should turn into a delicious, perhaps relatively approachable Pomerol that will give a couple decades of pleasure. (NM)  (4/2016)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Made from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Château La Cabanne offers lots of toasty oak and chocolate notes, as well as medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. This charming, supple and nicely textured 2015 is already approachable yet will keep for 15+ years.  (11/2017)

Jancis Robinson

 Very dark, then rich and furry and sweet. Very sweet and charming. Intense and jewelly. Very seductive!  (4/2016)

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- 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.


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