2015 La Pointe



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Average critic rating : 91.43 points

88-90

88-90

The 2015 La Pointe is dark and succulent to the core, if not super-complex. Black cherry, mocha, licorice, new leather and spice are pushed forward in a tasty, fruit-driven Pomerol that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

91-93

91-93

The 2015 La Pointe is a blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, picked between 27 September for the younger vines for the second wines, and 1 October for the heart of the Merlot, the Cabernet picked 8 and 12 October. Eric Monnoret told me that the 2015 was matured in 50% new oak. It has a comparatively flamboyant bouquet compared to recent vintages of La Pointe, with opulent red berry fruit, kirsch, cassis and patina of tar. The palate is medium-bodied, firm in the mouth at the moment, quite structured, the oak nicely integrated with a slightly savory finish. This is a robust La Pointe, quite spicy in the mouth with a long aftertaste. It will gain more harmony during its élevage. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040

94-95

94-95

This is really tannic and structured with loads of ripe tannins and fruit. Full body. Massive for this estate yet agile. Best ever. 84% merlot and 16% cabernet franc. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

91-94

91-94

On the darker side, with plum and blackberry notes, but still has some grace, showing hints of black tea and incense weaving through. Has some wood left to soak up, so this should put on weight as it integrates. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Mid crimson. Rich and sweet. Some dried-fruit character - a bit like currant wine! Drying finish. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2032

90

90

Fragrant, zesty, dark fruit aroma and flavour. Fresh on the palate but with an opulence. Tannins finely honed – lighter framed but very pure and precise. Should be good value. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2021-2030

93

93

With the help of a new team and the consultancy of Hubert de Boüard, this large Pomerol estate is improving with every vintage. This is aromatic and quite forward, with bramble and red fruit flavours, stylish oak and notes of vanilla and fruitcake. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028

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