• Sikes200 wrote: 83 points

    October 20, 2021 - Really tasty. Would buy again. Love pomerol

    Comment
  • g ruqt wrote: 88 points

    January 22, 2021 - Aged leather red, mature fruit nose, softened since last tasted, stewed fruit may or may not cover for the oak. Has the mid palate depth to please admirers of overripe wine. To my taste, not not Pomerolish, not Bordeauxish not aging well.

    Comment
  • Fatty Cat wrote: 89 points

    October 25, 2020 - 0.375 L bottle late Oct 2020: deep purple red color; not decanted by the host (which was a mistake); the first two glasses showed a very restrained nose; mellow and lactic on the palate accompanied by weak dark berry notes; finally, after about one hour with the third glass, the wine opened up and presented a still slightly restrained bouquet of cherries, cassis and plum mixed with herbal fragrances; on the palate the mellowness was balanced by a prounouced acidity and distinct tannins could be perceived in the cheeks. 88-89+?/100

    This half bottle La Pointe 2016 was clearly in infant stage. I would wait at least another 3-5 years before opening another bottle or if you cannot resist decant for >2 hours.

    Comment
  • g ruqt wrote: 88 points

    September 19, 2020 - A whiff of serious fruit. First taste is oak and menthol. Fruit is deep but hindered by tannins. I was not expecting this given the professional reviews - not at all drinkable in September 2020. Aeration does nothing due to the oak. Tannins may round in time however the oak?

    Comments (2)
  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 10, 2020 - La Pointe's 2016 is an opaque ruby blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. Packed with black cherries, dark plums, lavender, tobacco and savory herbs, it is a medium-bodied red with fresh acidity, seamless alcohol (14%), well-proportioned oak and plentiful silky-textured tannins. Nicely dense on the mid-palate and concluding with a lengthy, mineral-driven finish, this is a delicious Pomerol that should reach its twentieth birthday with grace. If you can resist, give it a couple of more years in the cellar before imbibing. Drink 2022-2036.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • csm07c Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 11, 2019 - Concentrated full body Bordeaux. 85% merlot, 15% Cabernet franc. Very good, easy drinker. Elegant, savory, berry forward, lavender at the end, low acidity, little tannin. Very good. Total Wine 10/2019 59.99

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CarpeDiem! Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 15, 2019 - Typical right bank, but still difficult to judge on its potential, hence a conservative rating at this point. Nose and mouth still dominated by fresh red fruit, menthol and tannins, covering barely perceptible wood, liquorice and cocoa aromas. Roast aromas and herbal notes to be sorted, but I believe that time will sort this. To be revisited.

    Comments (2)
  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 90 points

    February 25, 2019 - Amsterdam UGCB Tasting and Winemakers' Dinner (Beurs van Berlage / Café De Klepel): Light and supple style but not without a certain generosity, hint of liquorice, gentle tannins, attractive.

    Comment
  • FransS wrote: 93 points

    February 25, 2019 - The 2016 vintage UGCB tasting in Amsterdam 2/25/2019; 2/25/2019-2/27/2019 (Amsterdam): Lovely acidity that makes the wine refined from start to nearly the finish; than the wine becomes a bit rough, so give time to mature.
    A wine to look for.

    Comment
  • tomoem wrote: 87 points

    January 21, 2019 - Zachys Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2016 (New York City, NY): Weak watery and nothing like the other Pomerol's I have had. Hard to find fruit and even harder to find balance.

    Comment