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Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

8.919 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

The largest property in Pomerol, this wine is composed of about 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. I found it to be very graceful for a Pomerol and the opposite of the big, oaky, heavy, high alcohol wines that have proliferated in the era of the big points wine critics. It had a pure plumy Merlot character with some new leather and basil like herbal elements. It was medium bodied and very easy to drink. Although it seemed to have time in hand, I think it might have been one of the most ready to drink wines of the night.

The largest property in Pomerol, this wine is composed of about 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. I found it to be very graceful for a Pomerol and the opposite of the big, oaky, heavy, high alcohol wines that have proliferated in the era of the big points wine critics. It had a pure plumy Merlot character with some new leather and basil like herbal elements. It was medium bodied and very easy to drink. Although it seemed to have time in hand, I think it might have been one of the most ready to drink wines of the night.

Feb 26th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.5

Fully developed and ready to drink. Well made but lacks the fruit and richness you find with the top names. Red fruit, red hots, woodsy.

Fully developed and ready to drink. Well made but lacks the fruit and richness you find with the top names. Red fruit, red hots, woodsy.

Dec 31st, 2014
Kimberly Anderson

Super gamey barnyard funk on open. Blew off to orange peel and black tea. Black cherry, leather. Age has been a friend. Just lovely

Super gamey barnyard funk on open. Blew off to orange peel and black tea. Black cherry, leather. Age has been a friend. Just lovely

Apr 7th, 2019
Pat Cardamone

2000 vintage retained good qualities and highly enjoyable after 18 years.

2000 vintage retained good qualities and highly enjoyable after 18 years.

May 28th, 2018
Rob Krapf

Truffle, cherry, earth. Still holding up.

Truffle, cherry, earth. Still holding up.

Apr 6th, 2018
Jeremy Buss

Excellent.

Excellent.

Jun 14th, 2016
Lorena Jordao

I would definitely have this again

I would definitely have this again

Feb 16th, 2016
Zoran Korencan

Taste of plum...very easy to drink

Taste of plum...very easy to drink

Apr 4th, 2015
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

8.9

Bryce had this 4 years ago

Bryce had this 4 years ago

May 5th, 2015
Jarrod Finn

Jarrod had this 6 years ago

Jarrod had this 6 years ago

Dec 7th, 2013