This is a second time entrant, from the category of single lieu dit villages level bottlings that have consistently been a strong point for team Marchand Tawse…..It is a case in point for the little understood diversity found within Pommard’s many faces, this being of a particularly pretty, delicate, red fruited qualities, a far cry from most people’s stereotype of the rustic, tannic, black fruited, and foursquare aspects so common in Grandpa’s generation….this is once again gorgeous in 2021…..
“A ripe, fresh and cool nose speaks mostly of red raspberry, earth and plenty of floral elements. The delicious, intense and relatively fine medium weight flavors tThis displays a layered combination of earth, spice, herbal tea and plum, all of which is trimmed in a deft application of oak. The delicious, intense and vibrant flavors possess a relatively sophisticated mid-palate mouthfeel that contrasts with the moderately rustic and austere if lingering finish. This could use better depth but that should reasonably develop if given a chance. (88-91)/2029+” Allen Meadows ———> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“The 2021 Nuits Saint Georges la Petite Charmotte contains 30% whole bunches. This is showing a touch of reduction on the nose, but there appears to be ample fruit concentration. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins, white pepper and clove, gently building towards the finely proportioned, quite sturdy finish. Very fine.” 90-92 Neil Martin
“New this year, from a certified organic source. All destemmed. Pretty crimson purple, not exaggerated. Very attractive, on the floral side, much more finesse here and good length, attractive balanced acidity too. This came in at 12.4%, raised to 12.8%, just 2.5 barrels but there should be more in the future. Tasted: November 2021” 89-92 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE