2018 Chateau Tour Maillet Pomerol, France

$45.99 USD

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Winemaker Notes
Chateau Tour Maillet Mashed crushed, raspberry, well perfumed, velvety mouth, round, greedy, all in fruit. This powerful and fruity wine can be appreciated today or after a few years of aging on noble grilled pieces of beef.

Press

Rated 95 Points James Suckling
Ripe dark fruit on the nose, as well as some blue-fruit, vanilla and toasty aromas. Iodine and tar, too. Full-bodied and juicy with firm, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Savory. A traditional feel to this. Try after 2025.

Rated 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Lots of ripe blue fruits, rare steak, smoke tobacco, and chocolate notes emerge from the 2018 Château Tour Maillet (Lagardere), a ripe, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced Pomerol with solid mid-palate depth and outstanding length. Building nicely with time in the glass, it has ripe, focused tannins, a solid spine of acidity, and a good balance between its fruit and structure. It's relatively closed for business at the moment, so give bottles 3-5 years if possible, and it should shine over the following decade.

Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black colored, the 2018 Tour Maillet is a little cedary to begin, giving way to Black Forest cake, stewed plums and baked blackberries with hints of bouquet garni and scorched earth. Full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy texture and splash of mid-palate freshness lifting the dense fruit and leading to a lively finish.