Château Pomeaux 2015

Vintage Notes

The outstanding 2015 Bordeaux vintage is the result of an extremely hot, dry, and sun-filled summer. Bordeaux experienced scorching temperatures at the start of summer, reaching 106 degrees Fahrenheit in June. Hot, dry, sunny conditions continued into July. In most Bordeaux appellations, the months of May, June, and July were among the hottest and driest months on record. A lack of water and the resulting stress on the vines accelerated the start of veraison at some estates in late July. Although by the end of July the vines had received only about 50% of normal rainfall, August was one of the wettest in history, delivering twice the amount of rain Bordeaux typically experiences. Vineyards with soil able to handle the heat and drought and drain excessive moisture, coupled with proper vineyard management and careful selection, produced flavorful berries that were small in size, with ripe tannins, and high levels of concentration, resulting in superb wine. The best 2015 Bordeaux wines compete in quality with the best wines from 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2010. Superb wines were produced on both the Right and Left Banks, but the wines of Pomerol were especially extraordinary. A warm, sunny growing season, limited moisture, and extended hang-time resulted in wines that are hedonistic, opulent, concentrated, rich, lush, and sensuous. The wines at their best are elegant, fresh, pure and regal, with silky and ripe tannins, opulent textures, and perfectly ripe fruits that are as vibrant as they are decadent.

The 2015 vintage of Château Pomeaux was harvested in the first week of October.  Château Pomeaux was able to harvest a substantial crop of perfectly ripe grapes. After malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels, the wine matured in new French oak barrels and was bottled in June 2017. The 2015 vintage of Château Pomeaux wine is intense, concentrated, fruity, hedonistic, delicious, attractive, rich, fleshy, and seductive, rivalling the extraordinary Château Pomeaux vintages of 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2010.

Reviews

JAMES SUCKLING

“Attractive nose of baked blueberries, elderberries, leather, praline and hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied with firm, well-polished tannins and fresh acidity. Smooth and supple with pretty hazelnut and salty undertones.”

AndreaS LARSSON

Intense dark purple hue. Intense and dark fruit scented nose with some earthy truffle notes, smoke and mild spices with discreet oak. The palate is dense yet supple with a rounded texture, layers of dark fruit, finely integrated oak, layered and spicy fruit and a long dense finish. Good material, drinking really fine already

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