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Château-La-Pointe Pomerol 2009

Château-La-Pointe Pomerol 2009


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This is an opulent, rich vintage that remains very well-balanced and harmonious. The tannins are tightly-knit and well-coated with tasty flesh. The dense, deep colour has almost black tints. The rim is a brilliant purple. The nose offers a great richness, with aromas of very ripe fruit, candied cherries, plum and mocha. In the mouth the attack is smooth and harmonious with a powerful mid-palate. The finish is long, spicy and liquoricey with a good firm balance and freshness at the end. The great aromatic persistence augurs well for a long ageing. This superb Pomerol will be ready to enjoy in 4 or 5 years thanks to its excellent balance. Its complexity and inherent elegance will also develop beautifully over 15 to 20 years of cellaring.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Château-La-Pointe
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorRather dark and reticent, with bittersweet cocoa and licorice snap notes blocking off the core of ripe plum and boysenberry fruit, while the tarry undertow emerges more on the finish. A powerfully rendered 2009 Pomerol that will need cellaring to assimilate. Best from 2014 through 2027. 8,330 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastDark and concentrated, this has upfront tannins, followed by powerful, ripe black fruits. With its solid, chunky character, it will always be a massive, blockbuster wine.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013