L'Eclat de Valois Pomerol 2018

Traditional Price €90
WineSpark Price €55.95
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Pomerol is on the right bank of Bordeaux, beside the much more famous Saint-Émilion.

It’s seven times smaller and doesn’t have the beautiful village of its more renowned neighbour, so it flies a little under the radar. But it’s still home to one of the best and most expensive wines in the world (Pétrus).

The l'Eclat de Valois Pomerol is winemaker Frédéric’s top Pomerol wine. It comes from old vines planted by his grandfather, 60 years ago.

These vines produce enough grapes to make 35 barrels of wine, which Frédéric puts into his finest French oak.

In the January to March following vintage, he tastes every barrel carefully, and ends up using just the very best 10-12 barrels that he deems good enough for this wine.

It’s a blend of 82% Cabernet Franc and 18% Merlot - it’s a velvety, rich red with a lovely woody and aromatic nose. On the palate it’s structured, dark and elegant, with lots of complexity and great length.

This is a great chance to try one of France’s best appellations at an unusually sensible price.

Due to limited stock, there's a limit of 2 bottles per order on this wine.

Wine type RED
Grape(s) 18% Merlot, 82% Cabernet Franc
Country France
Region of origin Bordeaux
Appellation AOP Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Alcohol % 14.50%
Oak? YES
Months in Oak 15,5 months
Type of Oak 100% French oak new barrel
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) NO
Average age of vines 56 to 60 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 18
Soil type(s) Fine sand with fine graves, iron oxide
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? YES
Biodynamic? NO
Sustainably produced? YES
Suitable for vegans? YES
Ageing potential (years) 20 years

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members' price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Susan Lynch (Dublin)
I almost don't want to draw attention to this wine

But i just have to. Hard to believe the 2018 is drinking so well. Those with more self control than I will enjoy this immensely as it ages. Dark fruit, rich, warm and welcoming. I could wax on about the length of the wine and the wee grip of the tannins at the very end. But you'd be better finding out for yourself. After I've reordered mind...

Fantastic review, thank you Susan!

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