Although vines have been grown here since Gallo-Roman times, the name goes back to the 14th century, when serfs who worked in the vineyard lived in cabins (“cabanes”). A dynamic estate, Château La Cabanne regularly updates their winemaking equipment (which was totally replaced in 2011 after a fire destroyed the vat room), while gradually restructuring the vineyard. Viticultural practices combine both a traditional and modern approach, and are done in keeping with the appellation’s highest standards. Château La Cabanne is a well-balanced wine, with an intense, complex nose showing hints of blackberry jam, raspberry and toasted bread. Silky tannin on the palate provides volume and density, and there is a long aftertaste. Undergoing rigorous blending, La Cabanne ranks among the greatest Pomerols.
What The Critics Say
92-94/100 Vinous, Neal Martin
"The 2019 La Cabanne, which is pure Merlot, has a sensual bouquet with raspberry and wild strawberry aromas, touches of rose petal and just a little dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with very lithe tannins, focused and nimble, then gaining weight towards the precise, dark chocolate-tinged finish. This is one of the finest La Cabannes that I have encountered out of barrel. This is a great wine from François Estager. Tasted twice with consistent notes." Drink 2024 - 2050
91-93/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2019 La Cabanne is deep and resonant in the glass. Black cherry, plum, leather, spice, lavender and espresso confer darkness to this mid-weight yet broad Pomerol. La Cabanne is decidedly somber in this tasting. The richness and pure power of Merlot come through loud and clear here. Tasted two times."
91-93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lis Perrotti-Brown
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 La Cabanne sashays out of the glass with fragrant notes of kirsch, black raspberries potpourri and fertile loam over a core of Black Forest cake and warm plums. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is juicy, softly texture and already very expressive, offering tons of freshness and a provocative mineral note on the finish."
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