I continue to advocate for the under heralded diversity/nobility of Pommard, particularly from these past few warm vintages which have really done well with the added ripeness. All three of Marc-Olivier’s 2021 Pommards had me in fits of wowow for their gorgeous intensity and balance. Don’t be a label licking boob and ignore all things Pommard. In the glass, you will see what I mean….the stuff is classy and complete, soooo beautiful…..a little * awarded here.
“(from a .25 ha holding). A more floral-suffused nose speaks of pure red berries and less obvious earth nuances. There is both excellent precision and energy to the acceptably dense medium weight flavors that firm up noticeably as the lingering, dusty and youthfully austere finish sits on the palate. This is an understated version of what is typically one of the lighter Pommard 1ers. (90-93)/2029+” Allen Meadows ———–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“Mostly better yields in Pommard than Volnay. A fuller darker purple. A richer fruit on the palate as well as some darker raspberry on the nose. Some plums. Quite oaky, which might be the specific barrel sampled, but the tannins are refined, good weight and length. Drink from 2027-2032. Tasted: October 2022” 90-92 Jasper Morris