Le Grand Chai Pomerol
Merlot, Cab. Franc, Cab. Sauvignon • Pomerol AOC
Pomerol is always a treat – a luscious, velvety style that can be drunk early but can also age beautifully. This delicious 2012 Pomerol came from an excellent vintage which gives the wine its great character and sheer crowd-pleasing quality.
Decanter has described Le Chai au Quai in Castilon as “a fabulous venture”. Here, Haut-Brion trained Jean-Marc Sauboua and his team hand finish special parcels for Le Grand Chai from wine selected from amongst the top Bordeaux vineyards.
We’ve made this charming Pomerol every vintage since 2004, but we think 2012 is particularly impressive. It’s thanks to a top négociant pulling out of a deal, leaving this outstanding vat ready for the taking. The wine is from a small property with vineyards planted on prime soil, so the quality of the grapes is superb, while a year in fine Taransaud barrels lends real finesse. Lovely now, if you decant it for a couple of hours, and with a long life ahead. Reserve for your finest meat dishes.
Luscious, smooth and decadent with its mouthfilling fruits, mocha, vanilla and toasty oak.
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Rich, medium to full bodied
Colour: Pale gold