Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château de Sales, AOC Pomerol
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
A juicy intensity with bright red fruits, delicate and alive in the glass - friendly but with a salty liquorice kick that gives it some seriousness. Lean and direct but polished and clean on the finish. A touch of lingering heat at the end but this has vibrancy and is well structured with clear bite and power. 94/100 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 De Sales opens with bright, cheery scents of Morello cherries, black raspberries and redcurrant jelly, plus suggestions of lavender, wild sage and Sichuan pepper. The medium-bodied palate is laden with crunchy red fruit with herbal accents and a lively line of freshness, finishing chewy and herbal laced. 88-90 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate.
Drinking Window: 2024 - 2038