Chateau de Sales, 2016

Chateau de Sales, 2016
Wine Specs
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
region
France
vintage
2016
In Stock
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$48.99
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Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Pomerol - 90 Pts WA

Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019

The 2016 De Sales offers quite generous black cherries and cassis aromas on the nose, a little simplistic compared to those Pomerol estates up on the plateau, but clean and pure. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is smooth on the entry with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle grip towards the finish and a dab of truffle lingering on the aftertaste. This is a fine Château de Sales that should give 10-15 years of drinking pleasure.

88-90 Points Robert Parker

WINE PROFILE
Tasting Notes
The 2016 De Sales offers quite generous black cherries and cassis aromas on the nose, a little simplistic compared to those Pomerol estates up on the plateau, but clean and pure. The oak is nicely integrated. The palate is smooth on the entry with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle grip towards the finish and a dab of truffle lingering on the aftertaste. This is a fine Château de Sales that should give 10-15 years of drinking pleasure. 88-90 Points Wine Advocate
Other Notes
Chateau de Sales has been in the same family hands since 1464. This probably sets a record in Bordeaux for continuous ownership of a chateau and vineyard. In 1464, Bertrand de Sauvanelles agreed to rent and manage the estate. It has remained in the same family hands for close to 6 centuries! The Chateau was created in the early 1600’s, which was also quite rare for Pomerol at the time as the region has never been the home to the type of grand chateaux found in the Left Bank. In fact, the chateau for de Sales is one of the few, truly regal chateau in the entire Pomerol appellation. Chateau de Sales did not become a working Bordeaux vineyard until some in the late 1700’s.