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Chateau Bourgneuf Pomerol 2009 £49.95
CHATEAU BOURGNEUF POMEROL
In the heart of the prestigious Pomerol appellation, Château Bourgneuf is spread over 9 hectares in one unique holding. Bourgneuf has belonged to the Vayron family since 1840. Eight generations have succeeded each other, transmitting their love for this land and its history.
The Château Bourgneuf vineyard, contiguous to Trotanoy, is situated on the slope of the Pomerol plateau. Its geographical location allows for a maximum of sunlight. This privileged location, together with the nature of its soil, represents essential factors in its quality. Although the slopes are gentle ones, one may consider that the Bourgneuf vineyard is situated on a slope with a South-East/North-West axis.
The vineyard is made up of three major soil types : on the upper portion of the vineyard, the pure clay produces grapes that are very rich, dense, and with great phenolic qualities ; on the intermediate portion, descending the slope the soils go from clayey-sand to sandy-clay, producing grapes that are complex, delicate and elegant ; on the lower portion the soils are very gravelly, of magnificent quality and very propitious for the crafting of a grape with strong oenological potential.
The ideal climate throughout the year has resulted in healthy, perfectly ripe grapes. Powerful and full-bodied wine, with its dark, intense and deep color. Precise nose, fine, subtle and racy. The mouth is juicy, tasty, with dense, ripe, fleshy tannins of exceptional length. Final truffle majestic. Great wine of guard.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
The Wine Advocate
"There is always a lot of material in Bourgneuf, but the rustic tannins and somewhat aggressive style always leave me looking for more charm and equilibrium. In the 2009, the tannins are high and the color a dense plum/purple. The wine is meaty, herbal and fleshy, with a certain astringency and bitterness in the finish. If that ages out, the wine will certainly deserve a score in the upper 80s."