A distinctly cool nose presents a pretty combination of red cherry, black raspberry and lavender scents that are liberally laced with earth hints. There is excellent intensity and minerality to the focused, powerful and tautly muscular flavors that possess a sleek mouth feel, all wrapped in an austere and ever-so-mildly dry finish though the dryness may eventually age out. Drink 2023+
67% whole bunch, 67% new oak. First grapes picked. Just below the Ch de Pommard. Soft, beguiling nose – lots of ripe perfume. Rich and sweet. Lightly inky finish. Drink 2019-2028
(Dugat made 7 barrels in 2014, vs. a normal 10 to 12, owing to hail losses): Medium red. Expressive aromas of redcurrant, tobacco and red licorice. Sweet and ripe in the middle, with red berry and brown spice flavors lifted by a licorice note. Turns tighter on the back end but there's nothing hard or rustic about the substantial tongue-coating tannins. A very ripe Pommard villages.
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.