Legend has it that this property was originally owned by a ruthless warlord who was nicknamed “Le Noir” due to his black armour and his tendency to attack his enemies under cover of night!
Now owned by the much friendlier Ducourt family, Jacques Noir is 100% Merlot, vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and then aged in oak for 12 months.
Dense red in appearance with purple hues, the nose is big and full of ripe black fruit aromas and chocolate. The palate is soft with ample fruit and good structure from the gentle tannins. The finish is long and persistent.
A 21 hectare property at St-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens on the hillside to the south west of the town of St.Émilion. In recent years new owners (the Escure family) and significant investment has allowed the property to improve and it is now producing very sound wines at sensible prices.
Predominantly Merlot (80%) with 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is dark purple/red in the glass with a nose full of ripe plum and prune notes with hints of cedar wood and spice. The palate is round and fleshy with flavours of bramble and plum supported by gentle tannins.
This small property (3.8ha) produces textbook Pomerol.
100% Merlot from 40 year old vines planted in iron rich, sandy soils.
The grapes are picked by hand making several passes through the vineyards only picking the bunches at peak ripeness. A further sorting of the fruit takes place at the winery followed by fermentation in small, temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats. The wine is then transferred to oak barrels for the malo-lactic fermentation followed by 14 months ageing.
Deep purple/red in appearance, the nose is full and rich with red and black fruit aromas. The palate is lush and rounded with layered black fuit flavours, a full, textured mouthfeel and gentle supporting tannins.
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