Château la Patache, Pomerol 2012

Château La Patache is a superb Pomerol with a good 10 year drinking window ahead of it and at under £25, this is a magnificent find. It is a serious high quality wine from Bordeaux’s most exclusive – and expensive appellation. Decanter have recently awarded the 2012 vintage a gold medal and their trophy for the best right bank claret.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Pomerol
Alcohol: 13.5%


Peter Kwok, the owner of the estate, is a man enamored by the right bank being the owner of Château Tour Saint Christophe and Château Haut Brisson too. This very small 3 hectare vineyard (with 1 hectare facing Château Clinet) produces a great wine with 70% merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Château La Patache is barrel fermented, followed by malolactic fermentation. This modern and unusual technique in Bordeaux is used in order to preserve the texture of the merlot, its purity and intense fruit.

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"This is a big, bold and fruity wine, packed with ripe Merlot fruit. Juicy blackberry flavors have a fine shot of acidity and soft tannins. It's a warm wine that will age well over the medium-term. Drink from 2018." 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast