In the heart of the prestigious Pomerol appellation, Château Bourgneuf is spread over 9 hectares in one unique holding. Bourgneuf has belonged to the Vayron family since 1840. Eight generations have succeeded each other, transmitting their love for this land and its history.
“We have had the privilege to have inherited Château Bourgneuf in the 70’s, a veritable jewel in the heart of Pomerol, and have become the transmitters of a unique place and its history. This spot has left its mark on us during 40 years of our careful attention, vigilance and care so as “to give birth to a juice that is the most pure and most powerful” from this earth that is labored and loved. To seek this wine, that is the profound expression of the meeting between the soil and the personality, is to seek creation.” (By Xavier and Dominique Vayron)
The 2014 Bourgneuf had a backward bouquet, broody and introspective at first, although it opens with aeration to reveal pure blackberry, wild strawberry, cold granite and almost flinty aromas that are very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is well structured, very linear and represents quite a masculine Bourgneuf compared to recent vintages. I suspect that this has closed up in bottle, though there is the substance to suggest that it will age well over a number of years. Afford it three or four years in the cellar and then it will find its voice. [ 89 Points, Neal Martin – March 2017, robertparker.com]