2006 Bordeaux wine is the product of an interesting vintage. After a cold and wet winter, June and July were hot, dry, and sunny. August was cool and wet. September began hot, but in late September heavy rains fell throughout Bordeaux. Because Merlot ripens earlier in Pomerol than other grape varieties and areas in Bordeaux, Pomerol growers avoided most of the rain. Many 2006 Pomerol wines are highly regarded. The wines are concentrated, and the style is masculine and broad shouldered. 2006 Pomerol at its best can display the hedonistic, opulent qualities that only Pomerol can produce.
The 2006 vintage of Chateau Pomeaux began with a slow maturation of the grapes. The weather was hot and dry in June and July, but August was cool and rainy. The first two weeks of September were again hot and dry and ripening accelerated. The harvest began in the last week of September, producing sweet, ripe Merlot grapes with good color and an excellent fruity taste. After malolactic fermentation in new small oak barrels, the wine was aged in new French oak barrels and bottled in September 2008. The 2006 vintage of Chateau Pomeaux wine is rich, powerful, sweet, seductive, and delicious, with a dark ruby color, ripe berry fruit, silky tannins, purity, and lovely balance.
“Blueberries, poached plums, figs, dried flowers and nutmeg on the nose. Medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Fresh and supple. Drink or hold.”
“ Un joli nez riche de fruits noirs mûrs ; Une bouche opulente; bien équilibré, chaleureux et flatteur.”