Chateau de Sales has been in the same family hands since 1464. This probably sets a record in Bordeaux for continuous ownership of a chateau and vineyard for a single-family. In 1464, Bertrand de Sauvanelles agreed to rent and manage the estate. That means Chateau de Sales has remained in the same family hands for close to 6 centuries!
The Chateau was created in the early 1600s, which was also quite rare for Pomerol at the time, as the region has never been the home to the type of grand chateaux found in the Left Bank. In fact, the chateau for de Sales is one of the few, truly regal chateau in the entire Pomerol appellation. Chateau de Sales did not become a working Bordeaux vineyard until some time in the late 1700s.
Medium-bodied, soft, forward, fresh and spicy, with a core of sweet, red pit fruits, spice, lift and dusty tannins, with a touch of cocoa and leafy herbs that come in along with the endnote. This is the best vintage of Chateau de Sales I have ever tasted. Drink from 2023-2035.