Providence is located in the heart of Pomerol, on the plateau. The estate has a long history in Pomerol with records dating back to at least the late 1800s. At one point in time, the wine was sold under the name of Chateau Trochaud. There are mentions of the wine under the name of La Providence as far back as 1929.
The 2.9 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Providence is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is clay with gravel soil. On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age. The vines of Providence are located not far from another now famous, Ets. Moueix estate, Chateau Hosanna.
Partial replanting of the vineyards took place after the initial purchase in 2006. For the harvest, two laser sorting tables have been in use since 2009. The winery uses thermoregulated concrete vats and some stainless tanks, no bleedings, malolactic in tank.
Dense ruby/purple with fleshy black cherry and black currant fruit, some licorice and incense, this opulent, medium to full-bodied wine displays terrific purity, a subtle dosage of background oak, and earth. Maybe even a hint of truffle can be found in this complex, high-class Pomerol to drink over the next 20 years. This is a beauty and another great example of what heights Pomerol achieved in this vintage. [92 points – Robert M. Parker Jr – Apr 2015 -robertparker.com ]