Pomerol wine

Pomerol wine

This week is all about Pomerol, the tiniest and one of the most prestigious appellations of Bordeaux. Spread over around 800 hectares (only 0.7% of Bordeaux's vineyards) on the right bank of the Gironde river, Pomerol benefits from rich clay soils, ideal for Merlot. This grape represents as much as 80% in the whole area (15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon). Pomerol wines are quite unique: they generally combine a beautiful finesse - often compared to Burgundy reds - with typical structure and length from Bordeaux. They are sensual and supple with rich fruit flavours, soft tannins and a true elegance. They also have the advantage to be ready to drink young, while becoming incredibly complex when ageing. Although Pomerol has an old tradition of winemaking, it is only in 1982 - probably the most perfect vintage ever - that its reputation really took off. This was thanks to Robert Parker, who brought the appellation into global spotlights. It is often argued that Robert Parker made Pomerol!
 
We have also included a couple of bottles from Lalande de Pomerol, the "satellite" appellation next to Pomerol. Only slightly bigger (1,100 hectares) with similar soils and climate, it offers a good alternative to highly priced Pomerol with delicious and fruity wines. They are great value; give them a try as well!
 
Did you know? Pomerol is the only main Bordeaux appellation which is not classified, but is home to the 3 most expensive wine of Bordeaux: Petrus, Le Pin and Lafleur.

 

£ 13.00

Château du Grand Chambellan is one of the oldest properties in Lalande de Pomerol, and is famous among wine amateurs for its very, very decent value for quality. A perfect bottle to discover the appellation, with yummy flavours of black cherry, pepper, light wooden notes and a great freshness on the palate. If you look well you will se that one UK...

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£ 15.50

Château La Pensée is another good value Lalande de Pomerol, offering very decent quality. Unlike the other wines of this weekly offer, it is made of 100% Merlot, which makes it a fruity easy red for early drinking. A modern wine with vibrant aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and a light wooden touch on the finish. Just delicious!

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£ 19.80

Château La Fleur du Mayne is a typical small estate in Pomerol that has been in the same family for 5 generations. It benefits from an amazing location with prestigious neighbours like Château Clinet and Château l'Eglise Clinet, right on the famous "Pomerol Plateau". This is a typical Pomerol showing a very supple palate, yummy flavours of ripe red fruit...

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£ 24.90

Here is a bottle with an original story: Château La Création is a new estate in Pomerol, which is pretty rare! 2012 is their first vintage ever and its quality has surprised many critics right away. It is a typical fruity Pomerol, with beautiful notes of raspberry, liquorice and spices. You may like the strange label or not, but you will love its...

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£ 27.00

Château Fayat is a classic and well-made Pomerol, recognised for its steady quality at a decent price. Advised by the famous and super-talented oenologist Michel Rolland, this Château produces a delicious, high-end Pomerol with 50 year-old vines on average - they actually own some of the oldest vines in the whole Pomerol appellation! This 2011 develops an...

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£ 41.00

"These may turn out to be the finest Pomerols Jean-Hubert Delon and his team have made to date as the 2012s are better than either the 2009s or 2010s" - Robert Parker (91-93 mark). Château Nénin has always been a major reference in Pomerol, and this is even more true with this beautiful and complex 2012. It shows an incredible aromatic intensity with...

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