Ch. Petit-Village 2018 Pomerol
Easily one of the greatest Petit Village in recent years. A potential 97 pointer from James Suckling. Fresh and racy from the 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Savoury complexity, black cherry fruit, with a touch of cedar from the Cabernet. Medium+ bodied with textural richness.
Antonio Galloni: 90-93
“The 2018 Petit-Village offers striking depth and textural richness, all in a mid-weight style that is undeniably appealing. Dark red cherry, tobacco and cedar add nuance, with an added touch of savory complexity from the Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The finish is a bit tight at present. Half of the estate is farmed biodynamically. Yields are 23 hectoliters per hectare, which is about a third less than normal. The blend is 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Robert Parker: 90-92
“A blend of 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Petit Village springs from the glass with bold expressions of warm plums, Black Forest cake, black raspberries and kirsch plus hints of rose petals, chocolate box and spearmint. The palate is full and generously fruited with a firm frame of rounded tannins.”
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