Saturday, March 22, 2008

Review and Rating: *** $$$$$ Chateau Petit-Village, Pomerol , 2001, Bordeaux, France

Review: The Chateau Petit-Village Pomerol is from 80% merlot and 20% cabernet sauvignon grapes. The 2001 vintage shows black/opaque red in the glass. Its aroma reveals lifted, purple, husky, wooded scents. Upon sipping, the wine touches your upper palate first, washing it with tannins and fruit, a vinuous wood and a moderate finish. Three stars out of five. Good rating, but you're paying up for modest quality.

Robert Parker gave this 88 points. Stephen Tanzer assigned an 89/92 range and wrote, "Saturated deep ruby. Enticing aromas of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate, licorice and exotic spices. Rich, sweet and chocolatey, with a lovely pliant texture. Chewy, concentrated and fresh, with very good structure for this wine thanks to sound acidity. Finishes firmly tannic and persistent, with noteworthy grip."

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