A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Bourgneuf has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and leaps from the glass with vibrant kirsch, blackberry pie and crushed plums notions followed by hints of chargrilled meats, fertile loam, truffles and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has an intense core of black fruits and savory layers, framed by rounded tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a meaty note.
This is a lovely wine, packed full of Pomerol typicity – it’s inky with dark chocolate, black cherry coulis and touches of smoke that spread through the palate. The tannins are chewy but full of life, they grab on and massage the dark, cassis, knitted-down fruits along the way.
A very dense and layered young wine with lots of fruit and density. Yet, it remains agile and fresh, because of the bright acidity and fresh finish. Potent.
The 2018 Bourgneuf is another modestly-priced Pomerol that is absolutely delicious in 2018. Ripe, creamy and inviting, with a bit more depth than is often the case, Bourgneuf offers terrific immediacy and sheer appeal while retaining its mid-weight structure and sense of classicism. Sweet floral and spice notes add lift to a core of sweet red berry fruit in this very pretty, gracious Pomerol. Tasted three times.
Young 2026 - 2043
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