Bordeaux 2010 - Pomerol

This is clearly an outstanding year for Pomerol, certainly for the leaders and those in hot pursuit, one that ranks with 2005, 2006 and 2009. Dry summer conditions caused steady hydric stress but the vines never shut down allowing steady concentration. Cool night time temperatures also militated against adverse stress and helped develop aroma. The harvest was carried out in fine conditions around 22 September to 5 October (27 October-2 October for Pétrus). Yields were down on last year, up to 20% in some cases, due to tiny berries and coulure. Tannin and anthocyanin (colour) levels are high as are alcohol degrees but acidity is there to provide freshness and balance. Hence, the wines have deep colour, lovely floral and red berry aromatics, a solid but svelte tannic structure and good length. It was important not to over-extract and generally this was accomplished. Tasting a selection of wines across the board at the syndicat offices it is clear, however, that there are still a number of châteaux who should not be allowed the Pomerol label. By James Lawther MW

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Lafleur, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Petrus, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau l'Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau l'Evangile, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Pin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Trotanoy, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Hosanna, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Violette, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Petit Village, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau le Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Gazin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Nenin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Beauregard, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Clinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau du Domaine de l'Eglise, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Latour a Pomerol, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Moulin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Les Pensees de Lafleur, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Certan de May, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos L'Eglise, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Montviel, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Pointe, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Providence, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Rouget, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Bourgneuf, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Le Chemin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Clos du Beau-Pere, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos du Clocher, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Croix de Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Duo de Conseillante, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Domaine Fayat, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

La Petite Eglise, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Fleur-de-Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Croix du Casse, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Grave, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Mazeyres, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Moulinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Vieux Maillet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Cabanne, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Croix Taillefer, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2010