Chateau la Croix St. Vincent Pomerol 2009
Château de Valois was formed in 1862 from part of the old Château Figeac vineyard. It consists of seven hectares of 35 year old vines grown on gravelly iron-rich soils and divided into several small parcels on the southern side of the Pomerol plateau. Since 1978 the award winning Leydet family have been producing a little known second wine called Château La Croix Saint-Vincent. That was little known until we stumbled across it. Made from the exact same blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec as their top wine, but this is aged in a mixture of new and seasoned oak for a slightly shorter fifteen months. The result is a fruitier, aromatic, vanilla-laced Pomerol at a very reasonable price.
77% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Malbec
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