The Chateau la Pointe is a red wine produced in the Pomerol appellation. The vineyard, which covers a total area of 23 hectares, benefits from a diversified terroir composed of gravel soil with pebbles from the Isle terraces, gravel-clay soil, sandy soil over clay, and sandy soil on gravel. The blend consists of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc. It is aged in barrels with 50% of them new.
The Chateau La Pointe 2015 shows a deep, opaque, rather violet and shiny, color. On the nose, it has aromas of black fruit, cherry, blackberry and wild blueberry before revealing subtle floral notes (wallflower, violet). On the palate, the tannins are sweet and velvety. The wine is beautifully structured, ample and tense. The finish is extremely harmonious, fresh and palatable. A wine with refined tannins, persistent in fruit and elegant.
The 2015 La Pointe is a blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, picked between 27 September for the younger vines for the second wines, and 1 October for the heart of the Merlot, the Cabernet picked 8 and 12 October. Eric Monnoret told me that the 2015 was matured in 50% new oak. It has a comparatively flamboyant bouquet compared to recent vintages of La Pointe, with opulent red berry fruit, kirsch, cassis and patina of tar. The palate is medium-bodied, firm in the mouth at the moment, quite structured, the oak nicely integrated with a slightly savory finish. This is a robust La Pointe, quite spicy in the mouth with a long aftertaste. It will gain more harmony during its élevage.