La Pointe takes its rather geometrical name from the large pointed triangular vine plot we can see near the entrance to the estate.
With its splendid two hectares of gardens and the magnificent age-old trees, Chateau La Pointe has always been a charming residence. The château really sprang into life under the Second Empire. Unfortunately, many details of La Pointe’s history are unknown. What we do know is that, thanks to the Directoire style country house, it was one of the first two estates in Pomerol entitled to call themselves a “Château” in 1868. The vineyard already stretched over 22 hectares, and it remains one of the largest estates in the appellation to this day. La Pointe was awarded many medals from 1882 onwards: notably silver medals both at the Bordeaux Exhibition and at the Universal Exhibition of Amsterdam in 1883.
Chateau La Pointe Pomerol 2016 is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc this year. It has a charming, perfumed bouquet with dark cherries, red plum and quite intense incense aromas that are well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity. This is a well-focused, classically styled Pomerol with seams of tobacco towards the persistent finish. This is a very fine Pomerol from Eric Monnoret, in fact, it is the best La Pointe produced so far