Friday, July 2, 2010

2009 Bordeaux Futures - 2009 Chateau Providence Pomerol

Category: France
Size: 750 ml
Brand: Chateau Providence
Region: Bordeaux Pomerol
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Red Wine
Price: $114.99
Reg: $145.00

Robert Parker 92-95 Points

This masculine-styled Pomerol exhibits notes of iron, earth, vitamins, black cherries, and blackberries. It is reminiscent of a Trotanoy in terms of personality and appellation character. Full-bodied and super-dense with a boatload of tannin as well as unbridled power, richness, and depth, this 2009 will require patience (5-7 years), but should last for three decades or more. (Tasted once.)

Wine Spectator 95-98 Points

Offers fabulous aromas of crushed blackberry and blueberry, with lightly roasted coffee bean and black olive. Full-bodied, delivering polished, chewy tannins and a long, juicy finish. Rich and powerful. Blockbuster. Roasted fruit on this. Best ever from here?—J.S.

Neal Martin's Wine Journal 91-93 Points

Tasted at JP Moueix. As usual, the Providence has a certain hubris on the nose, ripe plum and damson fruit, well defined with a touch of orange extract. Are there flirtations with some fresh prune notes here? The palate is full-bodied, almost thrusting tannins, flattering black cherry fruit, apricot and kirsch, firming up towards the rounded, peppery finish. Moderate length. Very fine. Tasted April 2010.

Jancis Robinson 17-/20 Points

Dark crimson. Another wine, like Hosanna, where the ripeness is extreme. Very sweet start. Big and inky and muscular. Pretty rude tannins on the finish. A bit of a big blusterer. A bit ungainly. Good for those who seek mass? A little bit of alcohol on the end. But solid true wine – not confected.

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