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