The 2022 Bourgneuf is a wine that I tasted three times in Bordeaux, and none of them really set my pulse racing. However, a sample tasted after my return to London seems much more promising. The nose here is backward and demands time to open in the glass, almost reluctantly offering blackberries, blueberry and crushed iris flower scents. It is certainly not extravagant. The palate is much more intense and delineated than the samples tasted in Bordeaux, ironically fresher with a slightly granular texture, a silver bead of acidity, commendable sapidity and length. This correlates far more with what I would have expected from a Pomerol that has progressed so much in recent years.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2060