Wednesday 18 December 2013

Two Times Pommard

As I have said before, Pommard is often my go to wine for every day drinking. Often rich, sturdy and drinking well with a variety of food. These two were opened and then drunk over a few days.

2003 Pommard 1er Cru La Platière, Domaine Vincent Sauvestre
A big, warm, open nose with notes of spicy red cherries, warm undergrowth, cherry liquor, rubber and some dog fur. With air and especially on day two it smoothens out and some dried raspberries emerge. Good but somewhat marked by the hot year.
The taste is big, tight and a touch foursquare with notes of warm lingonberries, warm earth, balsa wood and cherry liquor. The taste doesn´t change much over the two days. A lot of warmth in the finish. Good but not more.
82p   (tasted 2013/12)

2005 Pommard, Châteaux de la Charrière
The nose on the 05 is richer, not warmer, but the fruit has more dimensions and a laid back warmth. It has notes of warm lingonberries, red cherries, Christmas spices, ginger bread and some tobacco scents. Very good. The sweetness of the fruit is more prominent on day two.
The taste is young, tight and juicy with notes of sweet red cherries, lingonberry jam, licorice, Christmas spices and tobacco flakes. A medium long, balanced finish. More forest floor notes day two. Very good.
88p   (tasted 2013/12)

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