2019 Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol
James Suckling - "Wow. This shows so much intensity, with black-olive, blackberry, meat and earth aromas. It’s full-bodied and very layered with power and generosity, yet it’s not overdone. Harkens back to the great vintages of the 1950s. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. Try after 2027."
Decanter - "Ripe and concentrated on the nose, darkly perfumed with red cherries and blackcurrants at the fore. Smooth and satisfying on the palate, this has a lovely bright expression to the summery red berry fruits and a velvety-textured tannic grip that is edged with sweet liquorice and dark chocolate. Powerful but poised with a sense of Pomerol class. Drinking Window 2024 - 2036."
Vinous - "The 2019 Bonalgue has a splendid bouquet with fresh black cherries, boysenberry and black truffle scents pouring from the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, very refined and detailed with a fresh, tensile finish. This is one of the best Bonalgues that I have encountered. All that it needs is a tiny bit more of sustain."
|Grape Varietals||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Franc, Merlot|