Our en primeur tasting notes for Pomerol 2016...

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All Pomerol 2016 wines

This vintage’s wines are not as immediately sexy as in 2015, but they are still voluptuous and beautifully structured, with perfectly ripe fruit and clear potential for long ageing.



The below wines are some of the top scoring wines from Pomerol 2016 – find all Pomerol 2016 wines here. 

Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Trotanoy more than delivers on its promise in this vintage, the purity of the black fruit, the confidence of its delivery, the depth of the flavours that just keep on giving. This has the line walking thing, where on the one side you have austerity, on the ...

Points 99
Chateau Le Pin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Chateau Le Pin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

I tasted through a blend of five barrels, but they may not be the final ones. There is significant gravel in the Le Pin soils, so they suffered a little from the heat, but the Merlot still has incredible...

Points 98
Château Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Château Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Classic, almost savoury fruits here, among the most left bank in style of all the Pomerols with cassis and black pepper spice. It's a wine that steals up on you - I tasted it several times and became increasingly impressed by the construction and the measured delivery of excellence. A…

Points 94
Château Lafleur, Pomerol, Les Pensées de Lafleur, 2016

Château Lafleur, Pomerol, Les Pensées de Lafleur, 2016

This has astonishing tannic presence for a second wine, and yet the individual strands are so soft and silky. It is more perfumed and softly fruited than Lafleur at this stage, rising in your mouth with a mouthwatering succulence on the finish. 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc from 0.7ha.…

Points 93