Tight and closed on the nose, but showing some dark plum fruit and spice. Palate is smooth with fine grained tannins and a good core of dense fruit – cherry, raspberry and plum.
A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2012 Providence exhibits an earthy, new saddle leather, spicy, masculine style that is less expressive than most Pomerols. There is plenty of density, power and richness, but the wine seems monolithic and somewhat unformed at present. I suspect it will come around given how recent vintages have performed, but for now, it is closed and inaccessible.
The Providence 2012 has a precocious bouquet of lifted black fruit, kirsch, incense and a little dark chocolate. It is quite a mercurial bouquet, one that becomes more floral with aeration, hints of brine and salted liquorice. The palate is medium-bodied with light but tensile tannins. This is not a Providence of power and concentration, but it is light on its feet with an attractive salty tang on the finish. Classy, but a Pomerol not seeking attention. Tasted April 2013.
This has serious density for the vintage, with layers of raspberry and plum pâte de fruit, lined with singed spice and framed by well-integrated apple wood and black tea notes. Very, very solid. Tasted non-blind. —J.M.
Another solid wine with a wonderful core of fruit and polished tannins for the vintage. Full and intense with a balance and harmony. Long silky finish. Excellent texture to the tannins.
Deep dark cherry colour. Less immediately aromatic than some. Savoury and juicy and delicious. Refined and velvety and long. Much more voluptuous than most Moueix wines so far tasted. Drink 2017-2025 (JH)
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