Peter Maude Fine Wines
2016, Château Bourgneuf, POMEROL
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
This was extremely subdued when tasted at en primeur, but the way it's nudging forward is extremely promising. Lush fruit appears on the attack and right on through the-mid palate, before you are pulled up hard on the finish by the strength of the tannins, suggesting a long life ahead and a patient wait before it's fully ready. Things are softened by a creamy caramel note coming in as things open in the glass, which keeps you enjoyably engaged with the wine. 93 Jane Anson, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2035