A plump, bold wine, which exhibits all the rich fruit you expect from a truly great Merlot. Depth is contributed by notes of dark chocolate and mocha, and fine-grained tannins intimate good ageing potential.
Château La Patache is a superb Pomerol with a good 10 year drinking window ahead of it and at under £30, this is a magnificent find. It is a serious, high quality wine from Bordeaux’s most exclusive – and expensive appellation.
Decanter has recently awarded the 2012 vintage a gold medal and their trophy for the best right bank claret.
Peter Kwok, the owner of the estate, is a man enamoured by the right bank being the owner of Château Tour Saint Christophe and Château Haut Brisson too. This very small 3 hectare vineyard (with 1 hectare facing Château Clinet) produces a great wine with 70% merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Château La Patache is barrel fermented, followed by malolactic fermentation. This modern and unusual technique in Bordeaux is used in order to preserve the texture of the merlot, its purity and intense fruit.
A really impressive wine to serve alongside Beef Wellington.