Grapes: Merlot 85% – Cabernet Franc 15%
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Rating: 93 Points, Wine Spectator
Deep, intense black colour delicately tinted with purple. The first nose opens up immediately with pure, clean notes revealing a cocktail of black fruit aromas. After a few swirls in the glass,the aromas become more ethereal and combine with notes of violet, mint and spice. The attack is smooth, ample and generous, followed by a dynamic tannic backbone on the mid-palate, the sign of a well-honed wine. The palate offers an ample body, velvety tannins, a pleasant freshness and a distinctive refined style that make this such an outstanding vintage. The extremely long and harmonious finish leaves us with an impression of perfect tension and balance. Château La Pointe 2010 demonstrates the harmonious character of this rich vintage, perfectly balanced out by its acidity, whilst also reflecting the quality and potential of this outstanding Pomerol which is characterised by its originality, finesse and elegance.
"This has power in reserve, but stays remarkably restrained for now, with a torrent of boysenberry, fig and raspberry fruit held in check by charcoal-studded grip and well-embedded acidity. The long, dense smoked apple wood finish should let this cruise nicely in the cellar." - Wine Spectator