Chateau Sacre Coeur Pomerol Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Learn everything about Sacre Coeur Pomerol with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips. Learn the best vintages, a history of the property and information on the vineyard and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Sacre Coeur History, Overview

Chateau Sacre Coeur was produced from a vineyard owned by the Feytout family for three years with the wine making and vineyard management handled by Jean Philippe Janoueix.

This arrangement between Janoueix and the Feutout family finished in 2012. From that point forward, the wine was produced from vines owned by the Janoueix family. Jean Philippe Janoueix owns numerous Right Bank estates including; Chateau La Croix St. Georges in Pomerol and La Confession in St. Emilion.

Chateau Sacre Coeur Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The small, 1.5 hectare vineyard of Sacre Coeur is planted to 100% old vine, Merlot. The vineyard is well situated, not far from Chateau Beauregard and Clos du Clocher.

The vineyard has a terroir of gravel and sand in the soils. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,666 vines per hectare. On average the vines are close to 34 years of age. All vineyard management is done using 100%, organic, farming techniques.

When to Drink Chateau Sacre Coeur, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Sacre Coeur can be enjoyed on the young side with 1 hour or so of decanting. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

However, I find the wine is usually better with 3-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. In the best years, Chateau Sacre Coeur will best between 4 to 15 years of age after the vintage.

To produce the wine of Sacre Coeur, as no cellars exist, vinification takes place in cement vats at Chateau La Croix in Pomerol. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French, oak barrels.

The wine is aged in 100%, new, French oak barrels for 17 to 18 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintages. The wine is aged on its fine lees for the first 6 months to add more richness and texture to the wine.

Serving Chateau Sacre Coeur with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Sacre Coeur is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Sacre Coeur is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Sacre Coeur is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Jean Philippe Janoueix owns several wines from vineyards in the Right Bank including La Confession in St. Emilion, Chateau La Croix St. Georges in Pomerol, Croix Mouton, 20 Mille in Bordeaux Superieur as well as Cap St. George from St. Georges, St. Emilion.

Château Sacre Coeur Wine Tasting Notes

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2019Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)91

The plum, rose and chocolate nose is on point. Medium-bodied, silky and lush in texture, the palate picks up on all of that great, chocolate-covered plummy character from the nose. This is clearly a big step up for this 100% Merlot wine! 90-92 Pts

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2018Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)88

Forward with lots of ripe, round fruits with freshness, herbs and peppery spice, this should be ready to drink shortly after release. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot. 87-89 Pts

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2017Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)88

Medium-bodied with ripe, red fruits, earthy, black raspberries and soft textures, this wine has an overly oaky mouth feel which undermines the fruit and limits the potential for finesse.

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2016Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)88

Truffle, black raspberry, espresso bean and earth are already showing their colors. Round, forward, lush with a juicy, dark cherry, oaky profile, a few years of age will add a lot to this wine.

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2015Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)89

From 100% Merlot, you'll find a medium-bodied, soft, silky, forward Pomerol with a supple-textured, plummy, dusty finish that should drink well on release. 88 - 90 Pts

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2013Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)87

This 100% Merlot-comprised wine expresses coffee bean, cherry and licorice with gentle, plush textures and an oaky, bright red berry-filled finish. 86-88 Pts

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2012Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)89

This 100% Merlot wine is filled with jammy dark berries, oak and dark chocolate. 88-90 Pts

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2010Château Sacre Coeur  (Pomerol)90

Truffle smoke and juicy black plums open to a jammy, cherry cocoa filled wine with a soft, forward finish. Give it a few years for the oak to better integrate.

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Sacre Coeur makes it debut in 2010. This small .6 hectare estate owned by Jean-Philippe Janoueix sits on sandy clay soils. Janoueix plans to focus on organic farming for this Pomerol wine. Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine reached 14.4% alcohol and will be aged in 100% new oak. Oak, floral, earth and raspberry notes are found in the perfume. Medium bodied, with round textures, the wine finishes with chocolate, spicy plum, jam and blackberry. 89-91 Pts

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