Pom de la Pom


Dark garnet, bricking heavily. Ripe and alcoholic, bringing banana and faded fruit to a parade of questions as to why this is faded at 7 years.  Everyone at the table loved it, but I had to move on from its flabby nothingness tempered with gritty pruny fruit. After you guess the alcohol at well over 14, you find it is sitting at 14-5 and all the thin volatility comes shockingly into focus. This is Paso: translated into France.

In the mouth, more fat vapidness, but not completely un-interesting. Grainy and flatulent, it seriously drinks like a also-ran Paso Robles–or more fittingly, a top-shelf Paso Robles Merlot at 4 years. This just happens to be a Pomerol at almost 10. Draw whatever solutions you want from this scenario, Paso wines don’t age and neither do 14-5 Frenchies.

And the Wagner-ing and Robert Parkering of European wines continues.

2010 CHATEAU LA POINTE ME/CF 85/15 Pomerol Bordeaux France 14.5

http://www.decanter.com/wine/producer-profiles/profile-chateau-la-pointe-pomerol-271203/

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