The 2019 Badine de la Patache Pomerol is from Chateau La Patache. With smells of cherries and red plums, which come together with minerals, iron and eucalyptus underlined by hints of graphite and toast, This medium-bodied Pomerol possesses fine-grained tannins with a lovely elegant mouthfeel, with flavours persisting through the finish. Readers should plan on allowing this another year or two of cellaring before it begins to show its best stuff.
Peter Kwok acquired the Chateau La Patache in partnership with his son Howard. La Patache is a lieu-dit relay on the national road 89 (Bordeaux-Lyon). It evokes this kind of diligence which went there at this time. Indeed, « les pataches » were horse carriages in the nineteenth century that served as stagecoaches in the countryside. And original stone buildings were, at the time, the former post at the entrance of Libourne. The property has 3.18 hectares spread over nine plots from Client to Latour through Montviel. The plots are located on soils of a large variety and complexity - soil composed of fine gravel with
iron dirt, and clay in the subsoil. La Badine de la Patache is the result of a selection of different plots in partnership with winemakers having the same qualitative
philosophy. Badine is a synonymous name for the whip (used by the rider to stimulate or correct his horse), which is ideally in line with the brand universe of La Patach
90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc
75CL bottle size