Château Pomeaux 2019

Vintage Notes

Bordeaux’s weather in the months preceding the 2019 vintage was relatively average. April was cooler and wetter than usual and in mid-April, temperatures fell below freezing. Frost struck in April and again in early May. Vignerons across Bordeaux battled to combat the frost and were generally more successful than in 2017. May and June brought little sun and too much moisture. Flowering began at the end of May. Rains made the flowering uneven, requiring extra work in green harvesting. Most of June was cool and rainy, but in late June temperatures increased and the grapes enjoyed hot, dry conditions, sunshine, and cool nights. The region experienced several days of temperatures exceeding 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with a high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit in late July. Most of the summer remained warm, sunny, and dry, with cool nights that allowed acidity and freshness to build. Summer conditions continued throughout August, with two July rainstorms fortunately delivering much needed moisture to the vines. Small amounts of precipitation in August and again in September allowed the grapes to achieve maximum ripeness. The 2019 Bordeaux vintage is the product of a warm, sunny, and dry year. Rainfall was lower than usual and the vineyards enjoyed more hours of sunshine than usual. Warm, sunny days were paired with cool overnight temperatures, providing a gorgeous blend of sensual textures with freshness, purity, and length. Yields were above average and healthy. The 2019 Bordeaux harvest occurred under splendid conditions.

The 2019 vintage of Château Pomeaux was harvested in the first week of October in perfect conditions.  Château Pomeaux was able to harvest a large crop of optimally ripe grapes. After malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels, the wine matured in new French oak barrels and was bottled in 2021. The exceptional 2019 vintage of Château Pomeaux wine is intense, concentrated, lush, rich, powerful, opulent, and delicious.

Reviews

JAMES SUCKLING

“Pretty, slightly lifted nose of violets, raspberries, currants, lemon zest and walnuts. Medium-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Silky. Fresh, vibrant and well-structured.”

TASTED 100% BLIND