Pomerol and Lalande de Pomerol


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2017 CHÂTEAU L'ÉGLISE CLINET Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU L'ÉGLISE CLINET Pomerol

Release date: 19/6/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 70% in new oak. Good juice and plum fruit. The wine grows in stature. A mineral spine, good concentration and weight. There is plenty of structure, the tannins are 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 70% in new oak. Good juice and plum fruit. The wine grows in stature. A mineral spine, good concentration and weight. There is plenty of structure, the tannins are grippy and the acidity keeps it fresh. Still has plenty more to give. Rating: 92 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 LA PETITE ÉGLISE Pomerol

2017 LA PETITE ÉGLISE Pomerol PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 19/6/2018

75cl bottles, case of 6

100% Merlot at 41hl/ha with 50% new oak. Dark berry and plum fruit nose. Astonishingly smooth and silky on the palate. Almost creamy dark fruit with soft, easy power. Just a hint of something savoury 100% Merlot at 41hl/ha with 50% new oak. Dark berry and plum fruit nose. Astonishingly smooth and silky on the palate. Almost creamy dark fruit with soft, easy power. Just a hint of something savoury on the finish. This is very Pomerol. Delicious and ready fairly soon. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN Pomerol

2017 VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN Pomerol

Release date: 19/6/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The frost was not an issue here. Lovely pronounced fruit on the nose. Some cooked meat too. Fruits of the forest on the palate - silky smooth at 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The frost was not an issue here. Lovely pronounced fruit on the nose. Some cooked meat too. Fruits of the forest on the palate - silky smooth at first, then mouth coating tannins. The structure is there - plenty of tension too, Mineral stone character adds to the complexity of the finish. Rating: 95 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU VIEUX MAILLET Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU VIEUX MAILLET Pomerol

Release date: 13/6/2018

75cl bottles, case of 12

A perfumed nose to this wine, one full of red cherry and peony scents. The palate is gently textured, with an attractive plum-cream character. This comes across on the palate, which shows an elegant A perfumed nose to this wine, one full of red cherry and peony scents. The palate is gently textured, with an attractive plum-cream character. This comes across on the palate, which shows an elegant medium-bodied presence, with a ripe band of finely grained tannins around the core, and attractive fruit, with a lightly bitter and interesting note to the finish. Overall this feels refined, relaxed, with a gentle grip running though the finish. This seems like a better prospect than some more famous names in this vintage. Rating: 91-93 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE Pomerol

Release date: 13/6/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. 70% new oak. Frost claimed two hectares from a total of 12. A very precise and promising wine. High pitched plummy nose. The Cabernet Franc is distinguishable on the 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. 70% new oak. Frost claimed two hectares from a total of 12. A very precise and promising wine. High pitched plummy nose. The Cabernet Franc is distinguishable on the palate and adds a lovely green bell pepper streak through the core of the wine. The oak adds some weight but the wine is not fat or round, more fresh and structured. A real pleasure to taste. Rating: 94 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD Pomerol

Release date: 7/6/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc.Slightly muted nose - some oak evident. It comes alive on the palate. Good weight, nice toast from the wood, elegant structure with zippy energy. Wine with character 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc.Slightly muted nose - some oak evident. It comes alive on the palate. Good weight, nice toast from the wood, elegant structure with zippy energy. Wine with character and impressive length. Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU FEYTIT CLINET Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU FEYTIT CLINET Pomerol

Release date: 6/6/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

The present blend of the 2017 Feytit Clinet is 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it gives up crushed black plums, blackberries and mulberries with hints of spice box, The present blend of the 2017 Feytit Clinet is 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it gives up crushed black plums, blackberries and mulberries with hints of spice box, sandalwood and wood smoke. The palate is medium-bodied, firm, chewy and quite earthy in the mouth with just enough freshness and those spices reemerge on the finish. Rating: 90-92 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU PETIT VILLAGE Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU PETIT VILLAGE Pomerol PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 5/6/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Tried twice, once in Pomerol and once with Christian Seely at Pichon Baron. Plum and pronounced oak on the nose. Some cooked meat too. Lots of velvety soft dark fruit on the palate. The vanilla and Tried twice, once in Pomerol and once with Christian Seely at Pichon Baron. Plum and pronounced oak on the nose. Some cooked meat too. Lots of velvety soft dark fruit on the palate. The vanilla and violet flavour adds to the roundness. The tannins are ripe and acidity noticeable. Lovely viscous feel. Long attractive finish. Rating: 91-93 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CLOS DU CLOCHER Pomerol

2017 CLOS DU CLOCHER Pomerol

Release date: 29/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

More fruit than many Pomerols in 2017 with a solid core of berry and chocolate character. Ripe tannins and a long, subtle finish. More fruit than many Pomerols in 2017 with a solid core of berry and chocolate character. Ripe tannins and a long, subtle finish. Rating: 91-91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LA VIOLETTE Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU LA VIOLETTE Pomerol

Release date: 24/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

A bold style, with warm ganache and blackberry preserve flavors filling out the core nicely, while fruitcake and incense accents score the finish. Flashy, and will have fans for sure. A bold style, with warm ganache and blackberry preserve flavors filling out the core nicely, while fruitcake and incense accents score the finish. Flashy, and will have fans for sure. Rating: 91-94 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LE GAY Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU LE GAY Pomerol

Release date: 24/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

From just 5 hectares of vines, the yield in this vintage was 25 hl/ha. The frost largely spared the vines up on the plateau, but hit those on the slope behind the château, so there is no Manoir de From just 5 hectares of vines, the yield in this vintage was 25 hl/ha. The frost largely spared the vines up on the plateau, but hit those on the slope behind the château, so there is no Manoir de Gay this year. The fruit was picked between September 19th and the 28th, the blend 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vinification here is in barrels, the method known as vinification integrale. This has a very dark fruit character on the nose, fresh and pure, with scents of black cherries, ripe and sweet. The palate shows the same style and confidence, a supple and medium-bodied substance, carrying dry and tense black cherry skins as well as notes of praline, currants and desiccated fruits, underpinned by a ripe and lightly velvety presence of tannins. A rather harmonious, composed structure in the finish, with a little length, where the tannins feel correct and composed. This shows impressive, reserved, understated potential. Very good indeed. Rating: 93-95 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2018)

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2017 CLOS L'ÉGLISE Pomerol

2017 CLOS L'ÉGLISE Pomerol

Release date: 22/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

The Pomerol estate belonging to Hélène Garcin-Lévêque. Here she has tended towards a long harvest period, eschewing the notion of ‘optimal’ maturity, believing that picking across the ripeness The Pomerol estate belonging to Hélène Garcin-Lévêque. Here she has tended towards a long harvest period, eschewing the notion of ‘optimal’ maturity, believing that picking across the ripeness spectrum results in a more interesting wine. This is illustrated by the start date for the harvest, beginning with the Merlot on September 6th, almost two weeks before she began picking on her St Emilion vineyards, while she finished here on October 2nd, with the last of the Cabernet Franc, just one day before she finished in St Emilion. The blend is, as always, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It has a very fresh nose, of iron filings and black plum, showing a very sweet and primary character. The palate follows up with a charming substance, fresh and cool, with a medium body, wrapped in subtle cigar, chalk and cinnamon-sugar oak. It feels ripe and supple, with broad tannins, fresh and grippy. The fruit here seems to stand up to the oak better than Hélène’s wines from St Emilion. This has good potential. The élevage will be in 100% new oak, for 18 months. Rating: 91-93 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU L'ÉVANGILE Pomerol Château L'Évangile

2017 CHÂTEAU L'ÉVANGILE Pomerol Château L'Évangile

Release date: 18/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

For the first ever, this wine has been made with 100% Merlot (no Cabernet Franc). Frost claimed 50% of the harvest. Picking was tricky due to uneven ripening of the grapes. Some rows had to be picked For the first ever, this wine has been made with 100% Merlot (no Cabernet Franc). Frost claimed 50% of the harvest. Picking was tricky due to uneven ripening of the grapes. Some rows had to be picked three separate times. Some toasty oak and fruit on the nose. The wine is relatively tight on entry. Medium + bodied, it has a bright and elegant character. Good drive. Fine tannins. The fruit is slightly muted on the palate at this point. 14.6% alcohol. Rating: 91 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU NÉNIN Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU NÉNIN Pomerol

Release date: 18/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

The 2017 Nénin contains more Cabernet Franc this year because of the frost damage. The grapes were picked from 12 to 29 September although the team did go back to inspect the second generation The 2017 Nénin contains more Cabernet Franc this year because of the frost damage. The grapes were picked from 12 to 29 September although the team did go back to inspect the second generation frosted vines two weeks later but the tannins were unsatisfactory and the fruit abandoned. This means that the overall production was just 15.5hl/ha, matured in 35% new oak with the alcohol at 13.50°. The nose is fairly uncomplicated compared to the last two vintages: red fruit, briary and a touch of desiccated orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, moderate depth, gentle in the mouth but missing a little structure towards the airy finish. It is a decent, early-drinking Nénin in the making although it lags behind the previous two vintages. Drinking range: 2022 - 2035 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CLINET Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU CLINET Pomerol

Release date: 17/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. 72% new oak (this is an increase on 2016, however, the casks are bigger). Lots of dark concentrated fruit alongside violet and vanilla on the nose. Very smooth and 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. 72% new oak (this is an increase on 2016, however, the casks are bigger). Lots of dark concentrated fruit alongside violet and vanilla on the nose. Very smooth and viscous on the palate. Some small tannins. Slightly dense feel. Deep blackcurrant and vanilla flavours. Very long. Rating: 92-93 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU ROUGET Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU ROUGET Pomerol PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 17/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. 30% new oak. Organic. Fruit forward and energetic. Good extraction. Lots of dense dark berry fruit. 35% whole bunch fermentation which is evident in the juice. The 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. 30% new oak. Organic. Fruit forward and energetic. Good extraction. Lots of dense dark berry fruit. 35% whole bunch fermentation which is evident in the juice. The dusty tannins kick in near the end. Good acidity throughout keeps this wine poised and upbeat. Complex and long finish. Rating: 92 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LA CROIX SAINT GEORGES Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU LA CROIX SAINT GEORGES Pomerol

Release date: 17/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

The 2017 La Croix St. Georges has a very floral bouquet with violets accompanying the cassis and black cherry fruit. This is quite “full on” for the vintage but there is modest delineation and focus. The 2017 La Croix St. Georges has a very floral bouquet with violets accompanying the cassis and black cherry fruit. This is quite “full on” for the vintage but there is modest delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with noticeable wood tannins straight from the start. The dominating clusters on the finish leave the mouth demanding more fruité and flesh. It’s just a wine where I want to see more restraint and prudence. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU GAZIN Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU GAZIN Pomerol

Release date: 14/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Enjoyable mineral lift. Quite closed at the moment. Some ripe dark Pomerol fruit evident but not singing yet. The energy is fresh and impressive. Dusty tannins build at 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Enjoyable mineral lift. Quite closed at the moment. Some ripe dark Pomerol fruit evident but not singing yet. The energy is fresh and impressive. Dusty tannins build at the end. Oak and dark fruit on the finish. Rating: 90-91 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LES CRUZELLES Lalande de Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU LES CRUZELLES Lalande de Pomerol PRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 11/5/2018

75cl bottles, case of 6

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. 40% new oak. A much more obviously open and rich nose than the Chenade. More body and roundness on the palate too. You can really feel the 40% new oak. Tannins give 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. 40% new oak. A much more obviously open and rich nose than the Chenade. More body and roundness on the palate too. You can really feel the 40% new oak. Tannins give plenty of chew to the fresh, glossy fruit and there's an attractive saline entry. Very good again but more for mid-term drinking when the oak has fully integrated. You will be doing well to find a better Pomerol at this price. Rating: 89 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 LA CHENADE Lalande de Pomerol

2017 LA CHENADE Lalande de Pomerol

Release date: 11/5/2018

75cl bottles, case of 6

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc all in once used barrels. Floral hedgerow fruit and a touch of toast on the nose. More plum on the palate. The fruit is just so fresh and silky and there's a really 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc all in once used barrels. Floral hedgerow fruit and a touch of toast on the nose. More plum on the palate. The fruit is just so fresh and silky and there's a really attractive lick of menthol in there as well. This will be a super early drinker. Rating: 88 L&S (Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU MAZEYRES Pomerol

2017 CHÂTEAU MAZEYRES Pomerol

Release date: 2/5/2018

75cl bottles, wood case of 12

The 2017 Mazeyres has a very refined bouquet, nicely focused with lifted red fruit, hints of truffle and sous-bois. I like the stylishness of this Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied with supple The 2017 Mazeyres has a very refined bouquet, nicely focused with lifted red fruit, hints of truffle and sous-bois. I like the stylishness of this Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and seamlessly integrated oak. This is often one of the strongest performers from the western flank of the appellation and the 2017 is no different – a little gem from Alain Moueix. Drinking range: 2021 - 2035 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)

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2017 FUGUE DE NÉNIN du Château Nénin Pomerol

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