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Goedhuis, November 2018
This vineyard is on the Volnay side of the village, just next to Les Rugiens. The vines were only planted in 2004, and their youthful vigour produces a juicy, bright, and charming wine with some muscular oomph. There is a sweet length and noticeable spice from the new oak that will integrate once in bottle.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Pommard Les Chanlins 1er Cru, of which there are two barrels this year, offers a touch of baking powder on the nose, underneath which lies ample red fruit with touches of sage. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite dense, and perhaps shows the most grip of Gros’s Pommards, although I find the Pezerolles has more harmony. 2021 - 2036
Burghound, April 2019,
An airy but restrained nose reluctantly displays moderately deeply pitched dark currant, plum and violet scents that are trimmed in discreet hints of earth and oak. The succulent yet serious and muscular flavors possess fine mid-palate density while exuding evident minerality on the robust, firm and built-to-age finish. This is quite good though I would suggest passing on this unless you're prepared to be patient. Drink 2032+
Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
The name Gros is one of the most famous in the Côte de Nuits, synonymous with great Vosne Romaneé. The original Gros domaine is now divided amongst four family members. Anne-Françoise, daughter of Jean Gros, married into another great Burgundy dynasty, the Parent family of Pommard. In 1998 François Parent and Anne Françoise combined their domaines to create a superb 10 hectare property comprising some of the finest terroirs in the Côte d’Or. Today their children Caroline and Mathias run the estate, with Mathias ever experimenting and pushing boundaries in both vineyard and cellar.
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.