2022 Ch La Pointe Pomerol - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Pointe
  • Region Pomerol
  • Drinking 2025 - 2037
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch La Pointe Pomerol - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Pointe
  • Region Pomerol
  • Drinking 2025 - 2037
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £204.00 In Bond
This wine is currently sold out, however we may be able to source additional stock. Contact your account manager or wine@goedhuiswaddesdon.com to enquire.
Please note: These wines are lying abroad until shipping and can only be purchased In Bond. If you are an existing Private Reserves customer, the wine will be automatically transferred on arrival. Otherwise, you will be contacted on arrival in the UK to arrange delivery, In Bond storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse.
Go To Checkout

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuiswaddesdon.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.
  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 La Pointe is matured in 50% new oak with 14.2% alcohol, the pH, 3.7. The Cabernet Franc had little juice and was difficult to extract, hence the blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc. It has an impressive bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. It is well-defined with neatly integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a granular entry, quite saline, touches of white pepper infusing the black fruit. Graphite and light peppery notes, not a "heavy Pomerol" but tensile with an overtly spicy finish, very saline on the aftertaste. Élevage should smooth its edges, so afford this La Pointe 4-5 years in bottle. Drink 2029-2049

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    Whilst technically the third largest property by vineyard size, La Pointe is still very much under the radar. The nose is initially of cooler bramble berry fruits, and strong black plum. It’s understated but with intensity and concentration. In the glass the palate is finely tuned, with a plump mid-weight mouthfeel that leads to just ripe plum and damson flavours. Imbued with fine grained, delicate tannins and a lifted twist from the acidity. Director Eric Monneret has built on the successes of last year’s vintage and turned out a very commendable 2022.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 95-96

    Lovely balance to this wine and you see polished tannins with ovaltine and hazelnut character. Medium body. Juicy. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 93

    An open and welcoming nose, supple tannins and natural concentration to the creamy raspberry and red cherry fruits. Grilled cedar, vanilla bean, coffee, plenty of juice, this is a great vintage to get to grips with the improvements that have been happening at La Pointe, and it's a delicious wine with appellation signature. Eric Monneret director, Pierre Candelier winemaker.

  • LPB, April 2023, Score: 92-94+

    The 2022 La Pointe, 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. Juicy blackberries, plum preserves, and raspberry coulis notes jump from the glass followed by suggestions of violets, tar, and cracked black pepper with a waft of aniseed. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with savory-laced black fruits, supported by grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering licorice note. pH 3.7.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 18+

    I love this La Pointe, not least because it is a bit of Pomerol outlier. The main difference between this wine and previous vintages is the tone of the core fruit. It is a darker, more brooding wine with a darker and more deeply-set palette of flavours. It is also pure, lively and blessed with finegrained tannins, with exquisite control throughout. Not a big bruiser, nor a showy, oaky wine, but an elegant, indulgent, calm, bright and sensitive La Pointe, and it is my favourite vintage since the glorious 1945 and the outstanding 1961.

Producer

Château la Pointe

Region

Pomerol

The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.