Chateau Petit Village Pomerol [Pre-arrival] 2019
JS96-97: This is a full-bodied red with lots of blackberry and plum character and hints of black olives. It’s round and velvety, yet there is firmness and tension to the texture. It’s extremely polished, as well as structured.
VM92-94: In 2019, Petit-Village is outrageously beautiful. Rich, vivid and so complex, the 2019 is also one of the best wines I have tasted here in a number of years. On the palate, the 2019 is ample and inviting, with layers of dark fruit that unfold over time. Hints of licorice, new leather and sweet pipe tobacco add aromatic nuance as this distinctive Pomerol shows off its undeniable charm. Tasted two times.
JD92-94+: The Merlot-dominated 2019 Château Petit-Village (there's 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is stunning stuff, and I'd wager the finest vintage of this cuvée I've tasted. A deep purple color is followed by awesome notes of blackcurrants, barbecue smoke, chocolate, crushed violets, and spice. This carries to a full-bodied, opulent Pomerol with silky tannins, beautiful balance, and a great finish. It pushes firmly on the ripeness pedal yet holds it together and is one sexy, gorgeous wine to drink on release and over the following 15 years.