Ch La Pointe 2022
€ 46.28/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 92-94/100
The 2022 La Pointe is matured in 50% new oak with 14.2% alcohol, the pH,
3.7. The Cabernet Franc had little juice and was difficult to extract, hence
the blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc. It has an impressive
bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, hints of dark chocolate and liquorice.
It is well-defined with neatly integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied
with a granular entry, quite saline, touches of white pepper infusing the
black fruit. Graphite and light peppery notes, not a “heavy Pomerol” but
tensile with an overtly spicy finish, very saline on the aftertaste. Élevage
should smooth its edges, so afford this La Pointe 4-5 years in bottle.