Medium bodied, easy drinking, red and black plums with thyme and earthy scents create the aromas. Pleasant, uncomplicated, fresh, spicy fruits, which are more on the red side of the style range are found in the easy to like finish.
The nose was understated with aromas of black fruits and flowers. The palate had a good concentration of sweet blackcurrant and berries. The finish was decent enough too. This is a light wine with earthy and rustic notes. A pleasant dreamy, warming feeling on the finish adds complexity and interest.
Decanted for an hour. The nose was dark fruits, semi-sour aromas with hint of cocoa/chocolate. The palate and finish could have been fuller. Earthy. There was a pleasant unusual warming quality at times. Not too complex but the mix of flavours keeps it interesting over a few glasses. Verdict: Easy-drinking, an enjoyable bottle of wine with typical Pomerol flavours.
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(Chateau La Grave à Pomerol Pomerol) This is the property once named La Grave Trigant de Boisset after a previous owner, which I have tasted in older vintages. In this vintage it has less expressive character, with some red and leafy fruit. The palate is well polished, stony, with a fresh, lightly perfumed middle. Gentle, reserved, balanced, but with slightly hard tannins which give a firm grip beneath and through to the finish. Very good potential though.
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