2011 Chateau Chambrun
"A big-time sleeper of the vintage from proprietor Silvio Denz, this sensational 2011 transcends the vintage as well as the reputation of the appellation. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple colour along with plenty of chocolatey berry fruit and a plump, full-bodied, opulent, layered style. This is about as good as a Lalande de Pomerol can be. Drink now to 2022." 90 points
90 points - Robert Parker
How’s it taste?
"This sensational 2011 transcends the vintage as well as the reputation of the appellation.... This is about as good as a Lalande de Pomerol can be. " - Robert Parker
Who made it?
The estate Château de Chambrun, formerly Château Moncets, has existed since 1775. Located between Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, all together the vineyards comprise 53 plots in the appellation of Lalande-de-Pomerol. A young but experienced new team has taken over the reins of the château in 2016. In the summer of 2016, a new technical direction was defined and implemented. The aim is to limit the impacts of a changing climate on the vines, and to promote the expression of the terroir through new viticultural techniques. For that reason, the team at Chambrun work by the plot, making a strict plot selection in order to adapt to the natural caracteristics of each site. The goal for the Chambrun team now is to have Chateau de Chambrun counted among the best references of the 'Right Bank.' No small feat, but they are certainly heading in the right direction!
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As a wine buyer, the first question people ask me is, ‘What’s your to favourite wine?’ Not a difficult question, right? Well, it’s not always that simple, as it depends on so many different factors such as; the occasion, the weather, or the food I’m eating. So, if you’re having trouble finding the right wine today, never fear, it happens to all of us! And to help make things easier, I have selected some of my personal favourites.