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      Tasting Notes
      One of the first properties to the north of the village of Catusseau on the outskirts of Libourne, the terroir is fine sandy-gravel with a little moisture-retaining clay but none of the iron elements found in the centre of the appellation, even though one parcel is near to Trotanoy. An indepth geological study of the soils and sub-soils undertaken by Pierre Becheler, who had conducted similar surveys at Branaire-Ducru, Cos d’Estournel, Montrose and Palmer, resulted in the uprooting of all the 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the severe limitation of yields from the Cabernet Franc.

      A totally new vat room and barrel cellar (50% new each year) were ready in time for the 2009 harvest, allowing for plot-by-plot vinification, and later enabling fine-tuning of the selection for the grand vin, the second label being Pomerol de La Pointe. La Pointe is now regaining its 19th-century glory. (Steven Spurrier, Aug 2015,

      "The 2016 La Pointe is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc this year. It has a charming, perfumed bouquet with dark cherries, red plum and quite intense incense aromas that are well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity. This is a well-focused, classically styled Pomerol with seams of tobacco towards the persistent finish. This is a very fine Pomerol from Eric Monnoret, in fact, it is the best La Pointe produced so far. 92-94 Points." (Neal Martin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate #230, April 2017)

      "A very silky, sexy take on the vintage, really demonstrating how they are subtly building delivery of power in La Pointe. The tannins are well defined and pliable, a good support for the black fruits while maintaining the welcoming house style. I really like this wine. The power is subtle but unmistakable and it is clearly going to age well. Hubert de Bouard consults. 92 Points." (Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine, April 2017)

      Wine Facts

      Grape Variety
      Cabernet Franc
      Grape Variety
      Sub Region
      Type (Still/Sparkling)
      Provenance (Old/New World)
      Old World
      Body Style
      Full Bodied Red
      Drinking Stage
      For Laying Down

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