The little known Bourgneuf is located on the Pomerol plateau neighbouring two of the greatest estates of the region – Trotanoy and l’Eglise Clinet. The property has been under the ownership and management of the Vayron family for 200 years. Situated in one of the warmest parts of Pomerol, Bourgneuf produces wines that are deep and dense, layered and complex, with perfectly rounded tannins. The wine’s ripe fruit aromas make it seductive when young, but a few years of cellaring are strongly rewarded.
2020 Chateau Bourgneuf, Pomerol 12x75cl
€478.80 / Case€39.90 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future Arrival
James Suckling 94-95
Bourgneuf has been on a roll for a number of vintages. The 2020 is another terrific showing from the Vayron family. A spine of fine tannins gives the 2020 its drive and overall sense of proportion. Black cherry, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice, chocolate and spice all open in the glass. The 2020 is a serious, rather somber Bourgneuf that is going to need at least a few years to be at its best. Tasted two times. [Antonio Galloni, 01/06/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040