Badine de La Patache Pomerol 2019
- Textured, savoury
Badine de la Patache is a reference to the horse whips used by the drivers of 19th century stagecoaches. Château La Patache sits at the site of a former passageway for these stagecoaches in Pomerol. Badine de la Patache is a 90/10 blend of merlot and cab franc sourced from several plots on the property, all worked by hand to reach a final result that is high in quality yet quite low in quantity. There simply isn’t much of this wine produced.
On the nose you’ll find cherry, strawberry, vanilla (from 12 months in oak) and forest undergrowth. It’s savoury on the palate, rather medium-bodied for Bordeaux, and laden with silky tannins which don’t require years and years of cellaring. So no need to crack that whip if someone pops the cork right away.
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- Blend Info
- 90% merlot, 10% cabernet franc
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Bordeaux is one of the oldest and most famous regions within France, known for both its Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based blends and its Right Bank which produces more Merlot based blends. Bordeaux is home to many of the worlds most expensive wines. The big guys on the left bank are Pauillac and Margaux and on the right you've got Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Not forgetting the whites and the sweet stuff though, Bordeaux also is known for producing dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and sweet wines in Sauternes. The most common grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.