Chateau La Pointe Pomerol 2000
"Performing better from bottle than it did from cask, the dark plum/purple-colored 2000 reveals sweet black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of loamy soil, spice, and earth. The wine has filled out nicely, offering good flesh and attractive purity in a plump, hedonistic Pomerol style. Anticipated maturity: now-2012." - Wine Advocate
With its splendid two hectares of gardens and the magnificent age-old trees, Chateau La Pointe has always been a charming residence. The chateau really sprang into life under the Second Empire. Unfortunately, many details of La Pointe's history are unknown. What we do know is that, thanks to the Directoire style country house, it was one of the fi rst two estates in Pomerol entitled to call themselves a "Chateau" in 1868. The vineyard already stretched over 22 hectares, and it remains one of the largest estates in the appellation to this day.