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Château Petit Village

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2018 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 92

Wild cherries, cocoa and licorice with wet, earthy nuances come to the surface with ease. Soft, round, and silky in the finish, the blend of 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Franc leaves with a bright, fresh, spicy red berry, thyme and floral endnote. Give it 4-5 years of age and it will be a much better wine. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 91

One of the top vintages of Petit Village in recent years, the wine offers ripe plums and floral aromatics. Medium/full bodied, round and soft in texture, the finish carries the ripe, juicy fruits quite well despite falling a tad short in the endnote.

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2016 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 91

Silky, fresh, sweet and plummy, the medium-bodied wine shows polish, elegance and refinement. The finish is what really brings it all the way home with all that ripe, sweet, fresh. red pit fruit. The wine was made from a blend of 77% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc and 0.9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Here you’ll find a little bit of truffle, licorice, dark cherry and earth, medium bodied with ready, sugar-glazed cherry and plum in the finish. The wine was made from a blend of 77% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2015 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 92

Black truffle aromas are starting to come out, along with bitter chocolate and black cherries. Medium bodied, soft and polished, the wine is almost ready to drink, perhaps just a few years in the cellar is all you need to add even more softness to the texture.

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Perhaps the best vintage of Petit Village I've ever tasted! This wine offers real density for the first time. There is a richness and a fleshiness to the sweet, corpulent, ripe, black cherries and cocoa that make it impossible not to like. The wine was made from a blend of 71% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2014 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 86

Medium bodied, floral, wood, spice red fruits are there from start to finish. Drink this young as I suspect the wine is not going to get any better.

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Flowers, spice and raspberries, this medium-bodied wine has a light, soft, fresh, red fruit filled finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 88

From 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine represents 50% of the crop. Black raspberry with hints of fennel on the nose, the wine is light in style and delicate in structure with a polite cherry finish. Drink this young, as it will be best in its first 5-7 years. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 91

Blending 80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 80% new French oak, reaching 13.8% alcohol. Whole berry fermented, the wine opens with licorice, black cherry liqueur, coffee, cocoa and earthy notes, offering silky textures, soft tannins and a sweet, ripe, red and black cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 90

Medium bodied, with fresh, soft, round, black raspberres and cherries, there is a touch of licorice, cocoa and espresso to complicate the perfume. This is forward, open and made for early drinking pleasure.

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Utilizing 72% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine will be aged in 65% new oak. Consulted by Stephane Derenoncourt, the wine is packed with floral, earth and cherry blossom scents. On the palate, this Pomerol wine is supple, fresh and sensuous with silky textures. 90-92 Pts

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2010 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 90

Petit Village Produced from 73% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied, soft textured Pomerol offers light cherry, plum, coca powder and licorice. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 89

A bit meaty and firm for a Pomerol, the wine is medium-bodied, bright and fresh with a core of sweet, ripe cherries, earth and herbs and a red plum finish. This classically styled wine is ready to go.

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From a blend with one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in Pomerol, 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, this medium bodied Bordeaux wine offers aromas of fresh red and black plums, wet earth, spice and cherries. The wine should should drink well young.

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2009 Petit Village opens with scents of plums and herbs mingled with a touch of oak. This round textured, medium bodied wine needs a bit more stuffing. 87-89 Pts

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2008 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 88

08 Château Petit Village is a simple, medium bodied wine that sports a spice, oak, and black fruit nose and a soft texture in the mouth. A light, early drinking Pomerol. 87-89 Pts

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2007 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 85

The color shows its age, and then some. The wine is fully mature, medium bodied, with more secondary notes on the nose than fruit. In the finish, the wine shows ripe strawberries with an herbaceous quality in the end note. This requires drinking sooner than later.

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2005 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 87

Shockingly light for the vintage. There is no reason to buy wines like this for the type of money being charged. The good news is, starting with 2006, Stephen Derenoncourt is in charge of the winemaking so things should start improving rapidly

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2004 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 87

Secondary aromas are in full force with their woodsy, earthy character. Light in fruit, the wine needs to be drunk sooner than later.

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Medium bodied, with an earthy, red plum, cherry and strawberry nose, the wine is soft on the palate, but it's on the lighter side with its red berry finish.

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2001 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 87

Disappointing for the vintage, the wine is light in color and fruit, with a bright, overly fresh, red berry component that is there in the wine from start to finish. On the bright side, the wines being produced here today are much better. I would not be holding this wine for further evolution, as there is not just not enough stuffing to make it more interesting as the years go on.

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2000 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 87

Fully mature, the crisp, dark cherry, tobacco and earthy aromatics is not enough to take away the rustic tannins that mar this medium bodied wine in the finish.

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1998 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 90

If you own a bottle, pop a cork as this is the right time to be enjoying the truffle, cocoa and cherry infused wine. Medium bodied, with soft textures, the wine delivers a nice, cherry filled finish. This is not going to make old bones. It's probably best enjoyed over the next 3-5 years.

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1964 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 89

For its age, the wine still showed good color. The wine offered a surprising amount of heft, earthy, tobacco laden plums and a touch of forest leaf. The fruit was ripe, and still served up a nice sweetness. The wine was not very complex, but it was fun tasting the property before they pulled out all their old-vine Merlots, replacing them with Cabernet Sauvignon.

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1961 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 85

This is traditionally styled, slightly austere Pomerol that is on the downside. Drink up.

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1955 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 87

Spicy, tobacco notes were easy to find. The first few sips offered a lot of pleasure, but with air, the wine slowly faded in the glass.

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1952 Château Petit Village  (Pomerol) 75

Older is not always better, as is evidenced with this bottle. Bright, tart, red berries, medium bodied and tart in finish, the nose was more interesting than the palate.

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