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 1x300cl
€192.60 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future Arrival
James Suckling 94-95
The 2020 Bourgneuf is a Pomerol château that has stepped up another level in recent vintages, and this latest release continues that trend. It has a quintessential Pomerol nose of black-truffle-infused black fruit, hints of orange blossom and light tertiary scents. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. A well-structured Bonalgue, yet with plenty of freshness and maybe the most precise finish that I have encountered from this estate. Chapeau to winemaker Dominique Vayron; this is outstanding. Tasted twice with consistent notes. [Neal Martin, 26/05/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2050