Château Jean de Gué 2005
A small vineyard of 25 acres, the AUBERT Family, gives an emblematic wine of the prestigious appellation in which it is produced. Composed of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with an average of 35 year-old vines, the wine is aged 18-20 months in French oak barrels before it is released to the public.
Wine Footnotes: Lalande de Pomerol is immediately next to "Pomerol", a rather small appellation in a once overlooked countryside. It sits on a plateau immediately northeast of the city of Libourne on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Together with its better known and more picturesque neighbour St-Émilion, they are referred to as the "Stars of the Right Bank Bordeaux". Unlike the left bank where wines have been famous for centuries, Pomerol only achieved its fame in the 1940s however when it produced some notable vintages. Today, even though Pomerol has no official classification system, its wines became some of the world’s most sought after.
The grape varietal that grows magnificently on the soils of Pomerol is definitely Merlot. With clay on top of well-drained subsoil surrounded by nature, the grapes have shown an unprecedented concentration of colour and flavour, intensely hued, with qualities of fresh wild berries, dried fig or concentrated black plum preserves. Aromas may be of forest floor, sifted cocoa powder, anise, exotic spice or toasted sugar and will have a silky, smooth but intense texture.