Château de Sales Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol 2005

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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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Chateau de Sales:
Château de Sales is the largest wine estate in the Pomerol appellation in France, with a total surface area of 90 hectares. The winery is centered around a 17th century château, with a tasting room and picturesque bamboo gardens. It is named for François Sauvanelle, “Lord of Sales,” who constructed it with his son Jean. Wine production began there in earnest in ... Read more
Château de Sales is the largest wine estate in the Pomerol appellation in France, with a total surface area of 90 hectares. The winery is centered around a 17th century château, with a tasting room and picturesque bamboo gardens. It is named for François Sauvanelle, “Lord of Sales,” who constructed it with his son Jean. Wine production began there in earnest in the late 19th century, and once again throughout the recovery period following the blights of Phylloxera and oidium. More recognition of the wines came in the mid 1940s when the estate was under the direction of Henri de Lambert. Today, his descendants continue to run the operation, overseen by chief winemaker Bruno de Lambert.  Read less

Member Reviews for Château de Sales Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

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Snooth User: kjlyahoo
7503926
2.00 5
01/30/2011

Bouquet lacking Mediocre on the palate


Snooth User: oivcfhj09
8384819
3.50 5
08/17/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château de Sales Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/20/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 De Sales 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The finest De Sales since the 1982 (probably better), the deep ruby/purple-colored 2000 boasts sweet aromas of soil, kirsch liqueur, raspberries, and currants. Layered and opulent, with sweet tannin and medium to full body, it is atypically large-scaled for a wine from this estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Good blackberry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors, but lacks the structure of a top '95. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins, a light finish. Drink through 2003.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/20/2009

Chateau de Sales is the largest estate in Pomerol, producing quality Merlot based wines from the great Pomerol terrior.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
10/15/2009

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.


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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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