2016 Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol
James Suckling - "Really beautiful nose with crushed berries and flowers. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows tension and precision. Better than 2015. A blend of 90 percent Merlot and 10 percent Cabernet Franc. Drink in 2022."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Bonalgue opens with cedar, pencil lead, bay leaves and underbrush with a core of kirsch, warm plums and mulberries plus Sichuan pepper. Medium-bodied, it's savory in mouth with grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with a menthol lift."
Decanter - "A lovely wine bristling with bright black fruits, blueberry and black cherry, joined by some autumnal touches and good levels of freshness. A hugely enjoyable and approachable Pomerol."
Vinous - "The 2016 Bonalgue makes a strong first impression with its fleshy, voluptuous personality. Although not especially complex, the 2016 has lovely depth of fruit and plenty of presence. Hints of mocha, smoke and red plum round things out nicely. 89-92pts"
|Grape Varietals||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Franc, Merlot|