Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2000 Chateau Petit Village Pomerol Red Bordeaux, France.
No question this is a fine and wonderful wine that shows beautiful fruit and texture all ready with an amazing palate of elegant layers, this is one great Pomerol that will not let you down in anyway. The nose is refined and has just the right amount of perfume and fruit to peak your interest and make you want to fill your mouth with this nectar that has pretty red and black fruit and subtle tannins. The mouth grows as the wine expands with raspberry, black cherry and plum fruits with flashes of mint, spice and mineral. Air just brings out more and more class in this wine and shows the vintage for what it is, a classic and without any doubt will continue to show near perfect balance and length.
*Rated by Parker as Excellent and on par with Third Growths, Petit Village is now considered an estate on the rise in Pomerol with ownership, since 1971, in the hands of Bruno Prats, the owner of Cos D’ Estournel, then later AXA Insurance Group. This estate has about 27 acres of vines, 70% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc with a small case production of only 5,000 from vines that average close to 30 years old. (Pomerol does not have a classification system.)
($75 Est.) 93-94 Points, grapelive