Bourgneuf (Pomerol) 2015

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Bourgneuf has a backward nose that demands some coaxing from the glass: broody, tertiary black fruit laced with bay leaf and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, fresh black fruit bisected by a keen line of acidity and feeling a little pointed on the finish when I would like just a tad more flesh. Yet I admire the tension here, and I have a feeling that it will repay bottle age.

Score: 91

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2021-2038 01 March 2018

The 2015 Château Bourgneuf has a crisp and quite earthy, blackberry and briary scented bouquet that just needs to coalesce during its élevage. The palate is medium-bodied with steely tannin, quite pointed acidity, fresh in the mouth with moderate weight, hints of licorice surfacing towards the linear finish. Note that a second sample at JP Moueix showed more elegance and poise on the velvety finish. Give this 3-5 years in bottle.

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2020-2040 01 April 2015

The 2015 Bourgneuf is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, featuring a medium garnet-purple color and aromas of smoked meats, black truffles, tapenade and charcoal with a fruity core of black and red cherries, plum preserves and blueberry coulis plus a waft of aniseed. Medium to full-bodied, delicately structured and with lively fruit expression, it finishes on an earthy note.

Score: 89

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2019-2029 21 February 2018

Impressive fresh violets and earthy notes with ripe dark plums. Leads to a very rich palate with ripe dark cherries, mulberries and boysenberries. Smooth tannins exude suave polish, and there's terrific fleshy appeal into the finish. All class. Try from 2022.

Score: 95

James Suckling, 02 February 2018

A super velvety textured red with a freshness and coolness. Full body, ultra-balanced and a savory finish. Super. Mostly merlot with a touch of cabernet franc.

Score: 94 - 95

James Suckling, 01 April 2016

The 2015 Bourgneuf is a plump, juicy Pomerol that will drink well upon release. Pliant and expressive, with silky tannins, the 2015 offers plenty of forward fruit, but in a super-classic, mid-weight frame. Tobacco, mint and crushed flowers add layers of nuance. Although not the last word on complexity, the 2015 is really quite lovely and delicious. Tasted two times.

Score: 90

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2018-2030 01 February 2018

Saturated with fig flavors, showing boysenberry and black currant compote notes. Ganache and tobacco accents fill in the finish, giving this a gutsy profile. Best from 2020 through 2030.

Score: 92

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2020-2030 10 January 2018

Managed by the Moueix team, the 2015 Château Bourgneuf offers a darker, earthier style in its ripe black fruits, tobacco, earth, and underbrush scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated Pomerol that has ripe tannin and plenty of length. Drink this total charmer anytime over the coming decade or so.

Score: 90

Jeb Dunnuck Maturity: 2018-2028 30 November 2017

Well-situated next to the vineyards of Trotanoy and Eglise Clinet, on clay, sand and gravel soils. A traditionally tannic style of Pomerol, the emphasis is now on more roundness to the wine. The 2015 displays high-toned aromas of black cherry, raspberry and violets. Smooth and ripe with an appealing texture in the middle and ripe structured tannins on the finish.

Score: 91 - 93

Albany Vintners 27 April 2016

Very dark. Lifted, fragrant, not one of the most intense but nicely balanced. Racy and toasty. Not perhaps absolutely top rank but not forced. (17- Points)

Score: 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2022-2034 01 April 2016

New generation at the helm and showing constant progression. Rich and complex on the nose. The palate is round and full but also fresh and harmonious, with fine tannins and a long finish. Will offer value.

Score: 91

Decanter 01 April 2015