Tag: Pomerol

Château La Cabanne Pomerol 2013 Bordeaux, France

Here is a young Merlot for #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

On the nose, black plums, blackcurrants, cherries, light wood, Indian spices, licorice, chocolates, earth, black pepper and light alcohol.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, mint, red currants, oak, smoke, spices, coffee, pencil lead, earth and herbs.

Tart finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a nice Merlot from Bordeaux. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel, but a little hot.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, and show the beautiful nose. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.

This 7 year old is still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. A little unbalanced at this point, and better with food.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers (Brie and Camembert).

A blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 65% new French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40.

Château Royaumont Lalande de Pomerol 2017 Bordeaux, France

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here is a beautiful one from Pomerol.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish/ cloudy rim.

Great nose of black currants, black plums, black cherries, oak, licorice, vanilla, chocolates, cocoa, earth, bell pepper, leather, vegetables, spices and black pepper.

Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, plums, light bell pepper, spices, oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather, earth, cinnamon, light vinaigrette and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Here is the story of this one. I opened it yesterday and decanted it for 2 hours, but it didn’t feel like it was there, so I put it back in the bottle and put it in the fridge.

Today this is a different story. This wine is singing already. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and Interesting with a great nose.

Good by itself or with food. very enjoyable by itself or with food.

This 3 year old is still very young, but very approachable with enough air time. Showing lots of fruits now. Really enjoyable and delicious. Graceful and generous.

This young Bordeaux needs time to mature and will be great in the next 10 to 20 years.

I paired it with cheeses, fresh blackberries and olives.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Kosher for Passover. Not Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.

Château Fayat Pomerol 2015, Bordeaux, France

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here’s a nice one from Pomerol.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Fruity on the nose with blueberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, leather, earth, light vegetables, dark coffee, oak, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, earth, wood, spices, vegetables, vanilla, vinaigrette, black pepper, tobacco leaf, black tea, leather and wet leaves.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This five-year-old Merlot from Bordeaux is starting to drink very nicely now. Starting to show some age and nice complexity. Elegant with a great nose, from a great vintage.

Nicely balanced now and good to drink by itself or with food. Will get even better in the next 15 years.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly, so do give it time.

A good quality wine. Tangy, easy drinking and very tasty. Kosher.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$100.

Château Clinet Pomerol 2000 Bordeaux, France

Time for my #MerlotThursday… Here is a beautiful 18 year old from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim. Not showing age at all.

Great fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, vanilla, cedar, light vegetables, bell pepper, spices, toast, herbs, beef jerky, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and rich, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, green olives, chocolates, herbs, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, wet leaves, light barnyard, leather, tobacco leaf, cola and black pepper. Very complex.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a great Pomerol. Not fully balanced yet, but already enjoyable even by itself or with food. Showing great complexity great power, an earthy palate and a grippy mouthfeel.

Needs 5 to 10 years to mature properly, as it is still young and a little acidic. This great vintage shows lots of power and richness.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so take your time…

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$160.