Chateau Lécuyer, Pomerol 2018

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Chateau Lecuyer is a tiny estate of only 3 hectares located in the prestigious Pomerol appellation. Originally known as Chateau de Bourgueneuf, it is now called Lecuyer when Emeric Petit took over the estate in 2004. It benefits from an exceptional terroir. 1 hectare is located on the summit of the famous Pomerol plateau next to Clos L'Eglise, Chateau Clinet and Chateau Rouget. The other 2 hectares are located in the heart of Pomerol.

In the early years of his ownership of the estate, Emeric Petit was assisted by the famous oenologist Mr. Jean-Claude Berrouet (of Petrus) and Ms. Catherine Cohen. Today, Emeric is a rising star and making a name for himself with his consistently excellent wines. Lecuyer is a lovely boutique estate offering every year outstanding quality at reasonable prices. As a result, it is sold out very quickly to the limited production. The vines are 40 years old in average and lie on gravel and limestone soils. After manuel harvest, the grapes are fermented in small stainless steel vats. The yields are low and vinifications are done by parcel. The wine is then aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months. No fining or filtering. Estate grown and bottled. Sustainable and organic practices.

 

93 James Suckling - A tight and firm Pomerol with blackberries and hints of violets to the black olives at the end. Medium body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Racy.
 
93 Wine Enthusiast - At seven acres, this is a small estate even by Pomerol standards. It has produced an exemplary wine, dominated by its 90% Merlot. Rich tannins and black fruits show strongly in the wine that still shows its wood aging. It needs time to mature, so drink from 2023.
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