2020 Château Bonalgue Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


2020 Château Bonalgue  (Pomerol) 91

Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, ripe and already expressing its spicy plum, espresso, earthy, smoke and cocoa-filled nose. Round, polished, and earthy, the red fruits in the finish are ripe, fresh and vibrant. Give the wine 2-4 years of cellaring and it should be a better tasting experience. 90-92 Pts

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Chateau Bonalgue Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Bonalgue, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Bonalgue needs at least 2-4 year of aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Bonalgue offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Bonalgue with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

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

Chateau Bonalgue is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

The Bourotte family also own three other vineyards in Pomerol, Chateau Clos du Clocher, Chateau Monregard La Croix and Chateau Burgrave, plus two estates in Lalande de Pomerol; Chateau Les Hauts Conseillants and Chateau Les Hauts Tuileries, as well as two vineyards in the Lussac St. Emilion appellation, Chateau du Courlat and Chateau Les Echevins.

They also maintain a thriving business as a negociant, located in the city of Libourne, the business center for the chateaux and wines of the Right Bank.