Château Bonalgue, Pomerol (OWC)
Varietal: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Region: Bordeaux, Pomerol
Harvest Method: Pruning, leaf thinning,debudding, green harvesting… each process is carefully though-out, right up to the picking of grapes into small-sized trays to ensure against crushing or damage. The final stage before heading to the winery is a hand-sorting in the vines, that takes place bunch by bunch, then berry by berry, ensuring nothing gets missed.
Aging Process: The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak.
Aroma/Palate: Its color is deep garnet, bright and clear. The first nose is marked, bearing signs of maturing a bit sensitive today, but undeniably pretty. The second nose is enriched, pulling on the black and red fruits, a little brown tobacco and toasted notes.
Serving Temperature: 16°-18°C/60°-64°F
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, 88 points