Over the past couple of days, a trio of excellent Pomerols have been released, Evangile, La Conseillante and Petit Village. Evangile’s vineyards could be considered the Belgravia of Pomerol as they lie between Cheval Blanc and Pétrus. Owned by Lafite, Evangile has been making some of the most sought after Right Bank wines in recent years.
Another star neighbouring property, La Conseillante is renowned for its elegance and purity. Both were impressively received by Wine Spectator. Owned by AXA (like Pichon Baron) since 1989, Petit Village has been making very good wines due to renewed investment and the hiring of Stéphane Derenoncourt as their consulting oenologist. The 2008 is no exception. Jancis described it as having “˜lots of personality’ and “˜a success’ (17+/20), and we thoroughly agree.
With more and more prices coming out, it is getting easier to see the clear deals of this campaign. Ormes de Pez is an obvious one. Made by Lynch Bages, this wine receives all the same attention but is at a more affordable price. In fact when tasted blind, Jancis preferred Ormes de Pez to its more coveted sibling. At £160, we feel it is a serious “˜no brainer’.
Ch Evangile, Pomerol
2013 – 2030+
“Exotic aromas of blackberries and roses. Orange peel and perfumes. Milk chocolate as well. Full-bodied, with a lovely texture of round tannins and a long, long finish. A beauty. Easily outstanding. 88 percent Merlot, 12 percent Cabernet Franc. 90-93 points. Wine Spectator, April 2009″
Ch Petit Village, Pomerol
2013 – 2026+
A very good Pomerol that offers loads of fruit including red cherries, plums and chocolate. Mouthfilling, sturdy and rich, yet wonderfully fresh and focused.
JR:17+, WS:88-91, MJ:16.5, GD:89-92
Ch La Conseillante, Pomerol
2012 – 2028+
“Blackberries and other black fruits on the nose. Full and compacted, with lots of ripe and silky tannins. Long and structured. Very pretty wine. 86 percent Merlot, 14 percent Cabernet Franc. 90-93 points. Wine Spectator, April 2009″
JR:17, WS:90-93, MJ:17.5, GD:89-91
Ch Les Ormes de Pez, St. Estèphe
2012 – 2026+
Deeply purple in colour, this 2008 opens up with a fragrant nose of blackberry, blueberry and red plum. Focused and poised yet juicy and fresh, it is admirably polished making this St. Estèphe a particularly enticing wine. Excellent value.
JR:17, WS:87-90, MJ:16.5, GD:88-90
For full details of the campaign please go to our website.