Château Paloumey 2015
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2015 winter was mild, neither too wet nor too cold until a last cold snap which delayed the budburst. The thaw that followed allowed the vines to catch up and we got almost exceptional conditions for the flowering. Thanks to the hot and sunny weather of July, we sprayed very little. Vines did not suffer from water stress due to the reserves accumulated in the past years. After a quick and uniform véraison, we welcomed a few rainy days in August. The beginning of September, especially hot and dry the Southern Médoc, increased our hopes for a great vintage! Harvest began on September 17th. Heat combined with a north wind gave us the chance to decide on harvest dates more accurately, tasting berries from our different plots every day. The merlot grapes really impressed us this year.
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The 2015 vintage is definitely meeting our expectations showing a deep colour, intense fruity aromas and a nice body.
Guide Hachette des Vins 2019 1 star
Gold Medal Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine 2018
Silver Medal Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2018
Excellence Prize Concours Vinalies 2018
La Revue du Vin de France 14,5-15,5 Très bien construit, bouche ronde, ample, tanins mûrs. Jolie finale pleine de fruits. Charmeur.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points 92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a bold, fruity wine, with structured tannins and ripe berry fruits. There is a succulent, juicy character that adds to the richness of the wine, yet remains taut come the finish with balanced acidity.
Neal Martin / erobertparker.com 89-91 The 2015 Paloumey is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. It has a perfumed, quite floral nose with rose petals infusing the red berry fruit, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe red berry fruit, a gentle grip in the mouth, fresh and vibrant with a dash of spice on the muscular finish. It will mellow during élevage and turn into a thoroughly enjoyable Haut-Médoc.
Jeannie Cho Lee 91 Lively, fruity and upfront with ripe blackberries and plums on the palate. There is little over-extraction in this wine with all the freshness one would expect from a top Haut-Medoc chateaux in a top vintage.
René Gabriel 17
Yohan Castaing 15
Jean-Marc Quarin 14,5
Bernard Burtschy (Le Figaro) 16
Cabernet Sauvignon 55%