The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
This is the third vintage of Enclos Tourmaline, the tiny parcel of vines in Pomerol which is demonstrating itself to produce some of the finest Merlot wines in the world! This Merlot is soft, fruity with a generous bouquet of black fruit and subtle spice, and in perfect balance.
Decanter 96/100 Neal Martin 94-96/100 Will Gardener 94-96/100 Jancis Robinson 17/20 Wine Enthusiast 96-98/100 Antonion Galloni 95-98/100 James Suckling 97-98/100
Since 1997,the insurance company called Groupama own it. They replanting up to 45% of the 45 hectares and refurbished the cellar with the new technology.
The blend of the wine is 50% Merlot. 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc.
Decanter 89/100 Neal Martin 88-90/100 James Suckling 90-91/100
René Gabriel 19/20 Wine spectator 93-95/100 Decanter 93/100 Revue du Vin de France 18-18.5/20 James Suckling 95-96/100 Neal Martin 93-95/100