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2014 Chateau des Capucins Lalande de Pomerol

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Wine Enthusiast 90 Points

Tight tannins dominate this highly scented wood-aged wine. It has rich blackberry flavors, spice and perfumed acidity. The juicy fruits are bright and will soften into the rich texture over the next few years. Drink from 2019. - Roger Voss

Producer: Chateau des Capucins

Wine: 2014 Chateau des Capucins Lalande de Pomerol

Varietals: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Terroir: 30 year old vines planted on 28.5 acres of sand, gravel and loam soil.

Food: A perfect wine for summer to pair with appetizers, fishes, BBQ, Asian or Mexican food.

Cellaring: Drink now or hold

Chateau des Capucins (from Chateau des Arnauds),  Lalande de Pomerol

The Chateau des Capucins (from Chateau des Arnauds)  is an old family property passed on from father to son for more than four generations. As early as 1914, Jacques Arnauds started to purchase a few parcels in the Lalande de Pomerol AOP.  He quickly realized how much potential was in that name.  Thanks to his knowledge of the terroir, all through the years, he bought the parcels that now make up the property.

Pierre Godineau, Miss Andrée Arnauds’ husband, took over the family property in 1958.  After 18 years of management, he then passed the torch to his son Sébastien.

Sébastien and his uncle Bernard now manage the estate.  They are dedicated to keeping up high standards and making sure that the property lives up to one’s expectations.