We've just imported a parcel of this wine directly after being very impressed by the sample we were sent. This is from the outstanding 2010 - a year for Bordeaux that the wines will have the ability to age gracefully. Pomeys is a chateau on the rise, situated in Moulis which is a couple of kms away from Margaux. They make their wines in a modern style with the emphasis on ripe fruit and elegant new oak, but this also has lots of classic Bordeaux character. A lovely ripe nose of cassis, mocha, tobacco and cream leads you into the velvety palate which has plenty of fresh dark forest fruits, cedar and spice. Naturally there are tannins but these are fine grained and in harmony. The acidity is fresh and balanced, and as the wine opens up you get subtle nuances of vanilla, cigar, graphite and peppermint. A good length of flavour and a classy wine - if you paid £20-25 for this in a wine merchant, you'd be pretty pleased with it. At £18, it's terrific value, especially given that you could easily lay this down for 7-10 years.
Also available in magnums.
SC Rating - OUTSTANDING + (and great value) (Mike)