Deep ruby, medium rim. Still dense in colour and weight for the class. It noses dry black cherries and plums, tanned leather, kirsch. It even has a hard and solid palate to start with, leading to a claret palate of, rounded tannins, spices and minerality. This medium-bodied Pomerol from a reasonably good vintage may not give the classic lushness and lacked the finesse some connoisseurs are searching. And, in Vivino, it has a reasonably good rate of 3.9 out of 5 from a statistical significant base of over 100 tasters.
Clive Coates recommended this wine, referencing its terroir and said that this 'Second Division' was on Bourgnuef-Vayron Chateaux Trotanoy and Clinet soils in the centre of Pomerol. Raised in oak barrels aged 14 to 18 months (60% new barrel) with 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, it is one of the chateaux of owner JP Estager also owned some six other chateaux in the area; hence there is some economy of scale. James Suckling et al. also commended a vertical tasting from 2000 to 2012(?). Unfortunately, he did not include this 1999 vintage. This wine can be found in some recent auctions.