Chateau Des Pèlerins Pomerol 2014 - Bordeaux , France
This is great……and here’s why!Marcus Smith “This wine is a deep, bright, ruby colour, with straightforward, fairly intense fruity and floral bouquet reminiscent of vanilla and chocolate. The wine starts off quite soft and develops beautifully on the palate. A round, fruity wine that goes into a fine, long, vanilla, aftertaste.”
Simon Thomson "...a full-bodied Pomerol. Aromas of plums and chocolate with a smooth palate, velvety tannins and a hint of vanilla on the finish."
Jeb Dunnuck .."a charming, delicious and easy-drinking style in its ripe cherry and blackberry fruits, hints of tobacco, medium body, light tannins, and clean finish. It's ideal for drinking over the coming 4-6 years." (2016 vintage)
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Located on Pomerol's western border near the hamlet of René, Château des Pèlerins is one of the appellation's typical small estates, and a model of local winegrowing traditions.
Situated on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, the French wine region of Pomerol is dominated by small estates producing premium wines. Pomerol wines are rich, decadent reds, with notes of chocolate, dark cherry, plums and spice, soft tannins and elegance courtesy of the Merlot grape. The most lush—and expensive—wines come from a plateau of clay, gravel and iron, while lighter, more acidic wines come from the region's sandy soils. Approximately 80 percent of the region's plantings are Merlot, unlike other regions of Bordeaux where no one grape dominates so singularly; and one disadvantage is that bad weather can wreak havoc on an individual vintage. Pomerol is now one of the most prestigious of the Bordeaux AOCs, and the home of Château Pétrus one of the world’s most expensive wines – purchasing a Château Pétrus costs around SGD $3,500.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity.
A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.