The early portion of the 2016 Bordeaux growing season was characterized by one of the wettest, coolest periods in history. Flowering was late, but by the end of June conditions reversed and Bordeaux experienced warm, sunny days and cool nights. Torrential rains were replaced by drought. These extremely dry conditions continued into September, with many vineyards suffering from the lack of moisture. In the middle of September and again at the end of the month, much-needed rain fell, which provided growers the opportunity to delay the harvest and produce extraordinary wines. Harvesting in 2016 required serious effort to separate the overly mature fruit, grapes suffering from the drought-like conditions of late summer, and the ripe, fresh grapes.
The 2016 vintage of Château Pomeaux was harvested in the second week of October under ideal conditions. Château Pomeaux was able to harvest a large crop of perfectly ripe grapes. After malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels, the wine matured in new French oak barrels was bottled in June 2018. The 2016 vintage of Château Pomeaux wine is intense, concentrated, fruity, rich, fleshy, and delicious.
“This has aromas of currants, dried blueberries, dried herbs, olives, cedar and cigar box. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Firm and nicely spiced,”
Intense dark purple core and hue. Fine aromatic intensity on the nose with bold dark fruit, cassis, cherry, violet and sage with a hint of new oak and toast. The palate is bold and rounded, yet with a fine spine of tannin and a good level of fresh acidity, unctuous dark fruit flavours, crushed black currant, dark chocolate and fine spice flavours. Dense, long and lingering finish.
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