|Grapes||Merlot, Cab Franc|
|Sub-district||Pomerol & Lalande de Pomerol|
82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc. Bright ruby, with rose petal nose and texture like soft cool rose petals too. Drys a little in a nicely tonic way on the Cabernet Franc. This is a really convincing wine although it could do with a touch more drive on the finish. Rating: 90+ L&S (Apr 2013)
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The improvements that are apparent in the grand vin are also on show here. The alcohol is on the high side, despite the early harvest, but this is not a powerful Pomerol. It’s bright and breezy, with notes of plum and red cherry, fine tannins and well-integrated oak. Drink: 2018-28. Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Apr 2013)
Massive colour and Merlot richness. Tea-leaf aroma. lifted and lively. but a bit harsh in terms of jagged acidity. Just a tad confected. Sudden finish. 2016 - 2024. Rating: 15.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Apr 2013)
Bright, sweet and fleshy. Great Merlot expression. Excellent for a 2nd wine. Drink: 2016 - 2022. Rating: 16.25 James Lawther MW, decanter.com(Apr 2013)
Rating: 17 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Apr 2013)
The veneer of toast still needs to be absorbed, with the core of plum and blueberry fruit sitting in reserve. Delivers a polished feel through the spice-tinged finish. A bit more backward than most at this stage. Rating: 88-91 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator(Apr 2013)
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