Critics scores: Jancis Robinson 18/20, Decanter 19/20, Wine Advocate 96/100, Wine Spectator 96/100
Category: Red, full-bodied, earthy and black fruits.
If you like: To drink what's simply the best?! Here we are talking one of the finest wine in the world. The terroir that gives VCC 1st wine is nothing less than the neighbor of Petrus and Lafleur all 3 located in the best Pomerol's terroir. A truly magical place! Simply a bucket list wine that you must try!
Taste like: Decanter – “The 'grand retour' of Cabernet Franc with 29% in the blend. Less opulence than 2009 and 2010 but this is a wine that really sings. It has a vital, floral, dark fruit nose, a silky texture, and tannins. Succulent, fresh and long. A classic VCC. The Right Bank wine of the vintage.”
Area: Pomerol (Bordeaux, right bank)
Winemaking: Sustainable farming
Grapes: Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (29%), Cabernet Sauvignon (1%)
Occasion: You love wine and extreme sensation, get one crack a bottle, close your eyes and enjoy the concerto in your mouth!
Serving suggestions: Decant 30 min to 1 hour.
Food match: Best paired with grilled chops, veal, pork or lamb, especially with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Great with a steak, especially in a red wine sauce, a beef Wellington, roast rack or leg of lamb, served pink or even with a roast chicken, turkey, and guineafowl.
Estimated cellaring potential: 12 to 25 years.