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Château de Sales - Magnum, 2019

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Poised, elegant and fresh Pomerol in a Magnum

Silky and refined with a light touch of oak and fragrant aromatics of ripe black fruits. Complex on the palate with earthy black plums, dark cherries, anise, black tea and bay leaf. Layered with gently chewy tannins and a soft mineral edge on a long, dry finish.

  • 16pts Jancis Robinson (Tasted Apr '19)
  • 93pts Robert Parker (Tasted Apr '19)
  • 12 Months in French oak (18% New)

Food Pairing: Baked veal chops, foie gras terrine, beef daubes.

Cellaring: Now to 2033

 

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

From Pomerol's largest, and arguably most historic estate comes a blend of Blend of 69 % Merlot, 16 % Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. There's very much a light touch to the oak ageing with 12 months in barrique (18% New, 82% 1-3 years). This Grand Vin is typically lighter in style than your typically dense Pomerol giving it an approachability in its youth. Add in the fact that the average age of the vines here are 50+ years old. There's an interesting mix of elegence and rusticity here and this wine is drinking really well in its youth.

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