Château-Taillefer Pomerol 2015
In 1923, Antoine Moueix acquired Château Taillefer, because of its long history and the potential of its terroir. Being from a farming family, he looked forward to bringing the estate back to its glory. In 1776, Château Taillefer is one of the crus that were shown on a map of France established by the geographer of Louis XV. Located on the plateau of Pomerol, the vineyard is situated all around the Château. The 12 hectares of Merlot and Cabernet Franc of Château Taillefer are fully expressed on this unique terroir. Taillefer gets its name from the famous iron deposits, characteristic of the terroir of Pomerol. It was recounted by elders that the plow 'toils the iron' from having lifted and turned over countless amounts of iron oxide. This special part of the soil imparts complexity to Pomerol in particular, and gives the wine minerality and aromas of truffles and violets.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
James Suckling"A spicy, salty and fruity red with bark and wet earth undertones. Medium to full body, juicy tannins and a savory finish. Love the earthiness and Pomerol funk. Drink in 2020."
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Taillefer is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc aged for 12 months in 50% new oak. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it has a broody nose with dark fruits, earth, licorice and black pepper notes. The medium to full-bodied mouth is packed with muscular fruit, with firm, chewy tannins and a lively lift to the earthy finish.