The Wines of Pomerol

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In the last issue, we have talked about the region of Pomerol in the Right Bank of Bordeaux.

It is important to bear in mind that despite having no official classification like the Medoc or St. Emilion, the region of Pomerol produces many great red wines.  The quality of these wines are excellent, and some can fetch prices that are even higher than the First Growths of the Medoc.

In 2001, Master of Wine Clive Coates tried to provide a ranking of Pomerol estates by listing them as First Growth, Outstanding Growth, Exceptional Growth, and Very Fine Growth.

Another Master of Wine Mary Ewing-Mulligan, meanwhile, offered a more simplified ranking of Class One, Class Two, and Class Three.  24 wines were listed.

Your Editor has tried to recommend his own favourites of 12 at below for the reference of our readers.  Certainly, all the wines recommended by the above-mentioned 2 Master of Wines bear high quality and are worth tasting too.

The Supreme

Despite the high prices, lovers of great wines must try Chateau Petrus and Chateau La Fleur.

The Exemplary

With exceptional fine quality, it is always a great pleasure to taste Chateau Trotanoy, Vieux Chateau Certan, Chateau le Pin, Chateau L’ Evangile, Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Chateau L’ Eglise, Chateau Clinet, Chateau Conseillante, Chateau Latour a Pomerol, and Chateau Nenin.

Although these wines are predominantly made from the Merlot grapes, the styles are not necessarily silky and mellow.  Some of them are rather powerful, and will best be consumed with heavy meals. 

It will be interesting if some Friends of K-Cellars gather around  at our Tasting Room to sample these wines.   The ambience and comfort here should perfectly match these wines!

Thank you for reading :)