Château Pomeaux 2004

Vintage Notes

The 2004 Bordeaux vintage was the largest crop in Bordeaux history. After a moist spring, flowering took place early and evenly, which demanded that vintners make severe green harvests to reduce yields. An average June was followed by a cooler July and a cold, rainy August. The vintage was saved by warm, dry, and sunny September days coupled with cool September nights. Conditions remained ideal throughout the harvest until cold and rain arrived in mid-October.

The harvest of the 2004 vintage of Château Pomeaux, which was completed in the first week of October, produced high quality, ripe Merlot berries with good structure and acidity, proof of exceptional aging ability. After malolactic fermentation in new small oak barrels, the 2004 Château Pomeaux was aged in new small oak barrels and bottled in July 2006. The 2004 vintage of Château Pomeaux is concentrated, powerful, rich in fruit, sweet, and delicious.

Reviews

James Suckling

“Plum, flowers and mineral on the nose, with a hint of lightly charred oak. Medium-bodied, with a silky texture and some firm oak on the finish. Not imported into the U.S. Best after 2008. 1,165 cases made.”

James Suckling

“A velvety-textured red with dried berry and shaved dark chocolate character. Full body with fresh acidity and a juicy finish.”

Vinum

“A touch of Tobacco, firm tannins with a long and elegant finish combined with an oaky presence.”

Revue du Vin de France

“We loved it. A Pomerol with great potential and ample structure, which should be enhanced by maturing.”