October 25th 2011
Chablis Denis Pommier 2009 (£13.17/bottle inc VAT): ‘Smooth and rich with a slightly buttery nose, elegant green apples and good length, it’s a classy wine with nice texture and a delicious partner with seared scallops.’
The 2009 vintage was a big one for the Pommiers and their wines have a lot of power and interest. Now with over 12 months in the bottle, the 2009 has revealed a lovely opulence whilst remaining mineral. A flavoursome Chablis.
Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet Denis Pommier 2008 (£16.50/bottle inc VAT): ‘is far more linear with the purity and minerality one looks for in a premier cru. With a floral nose, lemon crisp flavours and a tangy mineral finish, try serving it with Clacbitou goats’ cheese– the saltiness of the soft cheese beautifully balances the acidity of the wine.’
This is a beautiful, finesse-driven Chablis that is fresh with mineral and floral notes that is crunchy and lacy on the palate. Despite its femininity, Pommier’s 2008s are some of the most complex and tightly wound they have made.