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Chateau de Valois Pomerol 2016
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Chateau de Valois Pomerol 2016

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750ml
$43.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Chateau de Valois
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Aromas of red plums, summer berries, light spice, hints of licorice. Full-bodied, suave tannins; black and red berry flavors. Pair with red meat or autumn stews; aged French cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

This big, bold wine has generous black fruits. With tannins now well integrated, the wine is solid, dense and succulent. Fruit weight is given elegance by the acidity and spice. Drink the wine now.

Roger Voss, March 1, 2020
Vinous
  • v88

The 2016 de Valois has a tightly wound bouquet of blackberry, oyster shell and light loamy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and gentle grip, and quite saline in the mouth, displaying a touch of hardness that will soften with bottle age. Fine.

Neal Martin, January 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd87

A firm, straight, focused effort that could use a touch more generosity, the 2016 Château de Valois offers lots of mint, charcoal, forest floor, and blue fruit-like aromas and flavors. A blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc brought up in 45% new oak, give bottles another 2-3 years and hope it softens up and shows a touch more charm.

February 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws87

Warm plum sauce and blackberry preserve flavors form the core, infused with ganache and black tea notes, backed by a singed apple wood accent on the finish. Shows depth but remains shy on freshness and cut in the end. Drink now through 2021. 2,500 cases made, 475 cases imported.

James Molesworth, 2019