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Orders are available for pick-up at Restaurant Nicholas at 160 Route 35 South Red Bank, NJ 07701 during the following times:

Monday: 9:30-3:30; Tuesday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: Closed


Chateau de Sales Pomerol 2020


Chateau de Sales has become one of the Pomerol staples in the U.S. due to the incredible value aspect of the wine as well as its consistency . There’s a good reason for this. With 117 acres under vine out of a whopping 222 total acres that make up the property, it’s the largest vineyard in all of Pomerol. The property is also in the northwest of Pomerol, where the terroir is gravel with heat-retaining sand that contains iron oxide. That’s incredibly rare, but also super helpful for making Red wines that are built to last.

The other pretty enormous elephant in the room is the team behind this wine. The property is run by Vincent Montigaud, who previously was at Baron Philippe Rothschild for 23 years including 16 years as the director of Domaine de Baronarques. He went out and hired the uber-famous Jean-Claude Berrouet as a consulting winemaker, the man who previously ran winemaking at both Petrus and Dominus! Insanity!

Only 4 left in stock

94 Points, James Suckling
A full and juicy red with blackberry, black olive, dark chocolate, and hazelnut aromas and flavors. Creamy, round and deliciously textured. Not a big and powerful wine but very attractive now and for the future. Seductive in so many way. Merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Best after 2026.

94 Points, Lisa Perotti-Brown
The 2020 de Sales is composed of 79% Merlot, 14% Cab Sauv and 7% Cab Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls out with fragrant notes of juicy black plums and blueberry preserves, followed by hints of licorice and tar with a touch of lavender. The full-bodied palate is packed with black fruit preserves and savory accents, supported by plush, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, leading to a finish of great length and freshness on this impressive wine.

94 Points, Decanter
A juicy intensity with bright red fruits, delicate and alive in the glass – friendly but with a salty liquorice kick that gives it some seriousness. Lean and direct but so polished and clean on the finish. A touch of lingering heat at the end but this has vibrancy and is well structured with clear bite and power.

94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Dark puple color with violet hue and black core. Elegant and precise nose with distinct fruit, ripe plums, blackberries and black cherries, hints of candied orange zests, violets and mild spices. Subtle oak and fine toasting. On the palate its well balanced with silky character, freshness and discreet minerality, backed by juicy fruit and hints of violets. A wonderful Pomerol with depth and very good length.

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