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The wines of Chateau de Sales possess the characteristics of their terroir: fruitiness, suppleness, roundness, fleshi...Read more...
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Food Pairings for Château de Sales Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol
Bouquet lacking Mediocre on the palate
External Reviews for Château de Sales Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol
The 1989 promises to be one of the biggest wines made by this château. It not only compares favorably to their excellent 1982, but may ultimately prove to be superior. It is surprisingly full-bodied for a de Sales, with a deep, intense, black cherry-scented bouquet intertwined with the scents of vanillin and toast. In the mouth, the wine displays the exceptional ripeness that is typical of so many wines from this vintage, full body, a heady alcohol content, and a long, tannic, rich finish. it might be one de Sales that is capable of lasting beyond a decade. Anticipated maturity: 1993-2003.
This impressive 16th century chateau was once a Carthusian monastery and is the most imposing of Pomerol. The vineyard, the largest in Pomerol with 117 acres, is planted with 70% Merlot along with equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc on a warm sandy and gravel soil. The wine is always a more accessible and supple example, and the 2005 is being aged in one-use barrels from a great St Emilion property. The color is dense dark red with a purple rim, and the wine is clean, fresh and medium bodied. An affordable example of Pomerol that will develop over 4-6 years of cellaring.
This may turn out to be the best De Sales since the 1982. The wine displays a deep ruby color, and a seductive nose of jammy cherries, earth, kirsch, and an intriguing balsam wood note. In the mouth, this supple wine possesses very good concentration, a round velvety texture, plenty of crowd appeal, and a clean, lush, berry-infused finish. Already drinking well, this 1995 Pomerol should keep for 7-8+ years. A sleeper.
Chateau de Sales is the largest estate in Pomerol, producing quality Merlot based wines from the great Pomerol terrior.
Delicious wine. Earthy aromas, with meat and plum skin undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with medium-fine tannins and a succulent finish. Best after 2005.
After a period of mediocrity, this large Pomerol estate has begun to reassert its position as one of the better values in high quality wine from this tiny, bucolic appellation. The finest de Sales produced since the early eighties, the medium ruby/garnet-colored 1998 is forward and soft, revealing notions of white chocolate, mocha, and kirsch liqueur. Made in a seductive, luscious style, it possesses sweet tannin, a supple mid-palate as well as finish, and excellent concentration. Purchasers will have no need to defer their gratification. Anticipated maturity: now-2010.
The wines of Chateau de Sales possess the characteristics of their terroir: fruitiness, suppleness, roundness, fleshiness, good structure on the palate and for these qualities they are amongst the finest wines of the Pomerol appellation.
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