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A proper cellar is a wine's home: a nurturing place of safety and comfort where it can travel through all its life stages, evolving and readying itself for your table. The Laval family has offered from their cellar this Pomerol that is but a few steps into its journey, still youthful and confident and ready to roll for the next several years. For the moment, watch how it develops in the glass, bursting with aromas of graphite, currants, plum, and pomegranate, and sporting a finely tannic backbone and lively acidity. It’s just begging for roast meat, chicken, chops—and a deep thirst.
|Blend:||85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc|
|Vineyard:||40 years, 7 ha|
|Aging:||Wine is aged in Allier oak barrels, 50% of which are new, although the proportion of new oak varies according to the vintage|
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
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