Chateau La Pointe Pomerol AOC 2012

Article number: La Pointe Pomerol 12
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The formation of Chateau La Pointe dates back to the middle of the 19th century. The estate's name was inspired by the unusual, triangular shape of their Pomerol vineyards. Pomerol is the smallest appellation in Bordeaux, so most of the estates in Pomerol are quite small. However, that is not the case with Chateau La Pointe, which is the third largest property in the Pomerol area with 23 hectares. Much of La Pointe’s history is shrouded in mystery, but we do know it was one of the first two estates in Pomerol entitled to call themselves a “Château” in 1868. Now advised by Hubert de Bouard, it has been modernized and is now considered green and energy efficient. The 2012 is a blend of 82% merlot and 18% cabernet franc, aged for 12 months in 50% new/50% seasoned French oak. It exhibits a deep purple color and a lively nose full of spicy black fruit. On the palate, it starts off smooth and round, quite juicy, but then intensifies into a crescendo of densely structured earthy fruit. Tannins are well placed and tightly knit, with a finish that is elegant and fresh throughout.

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