Justerini & Brooks, Pomerol, NV

  Justerini & Brooks

£215.00 for 12x75cl
10 cs, 4 btls
 
£241.78 for 12x75cl
6 cs, 7 btls
 

The true identity of our House Pomerol is highly classified. In fact all the buyers involved in the assemblage have had to sign the Official Secrets Act 1911, such is its sensitivity. All we can say is the wine comes from two of the leading estates on the plateau of Pomerol, and arrogant as it may sound, it is absolutely delicious! In truth, we can’t really take any credit; blending fruit that hails from the world’s greatest terroirs isn’t that challenging. This cuvee is produced predominantly from the wonderful 2015 vintage. It is actually a bit more forward and aromatic than the more restrained 2014. There is an explosion of sweet berry fruit, flowers and Kirsch. The palate is awash with opulent plummy fruit. It is round and mouth filling with a beautiful silky texture. We are delighted to see how this luxurious cuvee has knitted together – it has all the perfume, charm and sophistication we are looking for in a Pomerol.

Contains Sulphites.

About Justerini & Brooks

The design and selection of our House range is quite literally, an ongoing project. Tastings are numerous and rigorous; our aim is to find wines that we believe are both representative of their origins and that have an extra quality over and above our competitors' equivalents. Wines that do not continue to produce the quality we expect we de-list. Our current house list represents a selection of old favourites, 61 Reserve Claret, Pomerol, Sarcey and 250th Cuvee Champagnes and Directors Tawny. Alongside these is our newest label, our House Red Burgundy which has been praised time and again by clients and press alike. It is a real filip to our range and now comes from one of the great names in the Côte-de-Nuits. With grapes from in-and-around the villages of Vosne and Nuits it is utterly pure and refined red burgundy at a price that simply cannot be beaten.

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Franc

Cabernet Franc with its unique herb infused red berry fragrance, adds backbone and acidity to the sensual, round favours of Merlot. This is as tried and tested combination used in the vast majority of serious St Emilion and Pomerol blends.