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2020 Château Lecuyer

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February 25, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

Always a finely textured wine, this latest release is concentrated with smoky tannins and ripe berry flavors. It has density along with a solid structure.

93Jeb Dunnuck

...great bouquet of cassis, blueberries, iron, and smoked tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with remarkable purity and a lively spine of acidity...

90-92Vinous / IWC

...deep, dense Pomerol. Black cherry, chocolate, cloves, licorice and leather add to an impression of gravitas. There is good depth and plenty of intensity that builds into the rich, palate staining finish.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...boldly scented of baked black plums, blueberry compote and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of raisin cake, Chinese five spice and eucalyptus...medium to full-bodied palate delivers impactful black and blue fruit layers with lots of minerally sparks and a fine-grained texture, finishing long and earthy.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux’s red wine producing regions, with only about 2,000 acres of vineyards. Located on the east side of the Dordogne River, it is one of the so-called “right bank” appellations and therefore planted primarily to Merlot. Pomerol is unique in Bordeaux in that it is the only district never to have been rated in a classification system. Some historians think Pomerol’s location on the right bank made it unattractive to Bordeaux-based wine traders, who had plenty of wine from Medoc and Graves to export to England and northern Europe. Since ranking estates was essentially a marketing ploy to help brokers sell wine, ranking an area where they did little business held no interest for them. Pomerol didn’t get much attention from the international wine community until the 1960s, when Jean-Pierre Moueix, an entrepreneurial wine merchant, started buying some of Pomerol’s best estates and exporting the wines. Today the influential Moueix family owns Pomerol’s most famous estate, Château Pétrus, along with numerous other Pomerol estates. Pomerol wines, primarily Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, are considered softer and less tannic than left bank Bordeaux.