It was an absolute privilege to have a tasting of assorted Pomerol wines (my favourite wine area) delivered by Paul Mapplebeck.

The Vieux Chateau Certan 1999 was a clear overall winner, a classic wine with beautifully mellow fruit, brilliant smoothness and an intense palate of cherry and red fruit lasting a long time.

I also personally loved the Chateau la Fleur du Gay 2005, which was an excellent blend of vanilla, fruit & smooth rounded tannins.

One American I met described the first time he tasted Pomerol as a "near spiritual experience", an opinion I am not disinclined to agree with!


 
 
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