Densely fruity wine, all sweetness and richness without too much weight. It does have power, a dark core, but it is the sweet balance that is so attractive. There is a layer of acidity as well, giving freshness to the final character of the wine.
Both rich and dense, this wine shows the ripeness of the Merlot in 2010. It has firm fruit, touches of dark chocolate and licorice. With its concentration, this small vineyard is now in good form, producing ageworthy wines.
92–94. Barrel sample. This is a ripe and smoky wine with lively acidity. It also has dense black fruits and a firmly tannic character that demands aging. Solid in texture, it’s touched by notes of licorice with a bitter edge.
91—93 Barrel sample A new acquisition by Christian Moeuix of Pétrus, nearly 10 acres close to the church in the heart of Pomerol. It is a soft wine, more about ripe, rich Merlot, very generous, the black fruit a burst of liveliness.
Christian Moueix’s new property is already showing its potential. In the second vintage under his control, it is producing a huge, dense wine, with black cherry juice, blackberry and bitter cocoa flavors. The wine’s structure is firm and solid, but with the potential over the next 4–5 years of revealing a more generous side.
A rounded, concentrated wine, rich and initially soft. Chocolate and ripe plum flavors give a superripe and spicy wine. As with many of the Pomerols in 2008, acidity comes riding in to redress the balance