Providence, Pomerol, 2009

  Providence

Possibly the most complete wine in the J P Moueix tasting, the 2009 Providence is a big, impressive, brooding Pomerol with profound depth and concentration, but is also fine and very stylish. The nose is multidimensional with brooding savoury notes, black fruits, interspersed with high toned berry fruits, minerals and exotic flowers. The palate is an impressive melting pot of super ripe fruit, crushed berries and sweet blueberries. This is the densest wine in the range with layer after layer of intense, creamy, velvety, dark fruit. Although this is sumptuous and decadent, it is sultry and a wine of enormous power, richness and complexity that will require considerable patience. A true vin de garde.

Contains Sulphites.

About Providence

This was a brand new wine in 2005, and promises to become an important fixture within Pomerol; a sizeable château that sits at the very centre of the plâteau, opposite the mairie and surrounded by other big name châteaux like Hosanna, Certan de May and Lafleur. From 2006 it includes one or two new, small parcels of old vine merlot, bringing the total surface area of the vineyard to 4ha. (NB - UK sales only.)

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