Tag: Pomerol

Domaine de Gachet Lalande de Pomerol 2009 Bordeaux, France



It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday

Deep Inky in color with a short brick rim.

On the nose cooked plums, currants, oak, spices, vanilla, licorice, cloves, wild flowers, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, tobacco leaf and herbs.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity, with black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Merlot blend from Bordeaux.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

This 12 year old from the great 2009 vintage, is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

I’ve had it many times before, and it is very consistent. Will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

A great price point, if you can find the 2015 or 2016, and keep it for a while.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

A great wine to pair with food, and paired wonderfully with smoked beef brisket.

A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40.

Château Royaumont Lalande de Pomerol 2018 Bordeaux, France



It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Deep ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Very intense color.

Strong nose of blackcurrants, cedar, blueberries, light vanilla, licorice, light earth, spices, eucalyptus, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Merlot based Bordeaux is delicious already. A good quality wine. Showing nice complexity and balance.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes to open up and shine. Softened up dramatically after 3 hours of air time.

I had the 2017 last year, and it is very consistent. Will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine and good with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses.

Spicy and entertaining. Elegant, rich and powerful. A delicious wine.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Kosher. Non Mevushal.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.


Domaine de Gachet Lalande de Pomerol 2009, Bordeaux, France



It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Nice nose of black currants, black plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, coffee, light barnyard, herbs and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, diet coke, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, graphite, vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend from the great 2009 vintage. Drinks like a young wine, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Needs a long time to open up, so be patient with it. Took 4 hours for the tannins to show up.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

I had the 2008 a couple of years ago and enjoyed it too. Very consistent.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Ripe, elegant and fruity.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40 (current vintage).

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.