This is also quite floral with red cherry, earth and a hint of sandalwood. There is good intensity to the impressively rich and very concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess fine punch and detail on the ever-so-slightly dry finish. It's not completely clear if the dryness will dissipate as the high level of gas made this harder to read than usual. Drink 2019+
45% whole bunch, 60% new oak. First grapes picked. Escaped hail but lots of coulure. Near the Ch de Pommard. Exotic and energetic on the nose. Lots of drive. Masses of voluptuous fruit. Such a charmer! Structure too. A halfway-house Pommard between Grèves type and long-term bets... Long and rich. Drink 2019-2028
The 2012 Pommard La Levriere is one of the more savory wines in the range. Iron, dried flowers, smoke and tobacco all add complexity to a core of intense, dark-fleshed fruit. This is another huge, powerful wine that is likely to require considerable patience. In 2012 there are just 5 barrels of this juice rather than the more typical 9-11, illustrating just how challenging the vintage was in the Côte de Beaune. Drink 2019-2034
A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.