Pommard. My regular go to bottle for daily Burgundy drinking, with lots of character, agebility and they won´t cost you an arm and a leg.
These were drunk during the last couple of weeks.
2002 Pommard Les Arvelets, Yves Chaley
A big, open, rustic nose with a mix of red and black berries with additional notes of clay, forest floor and dried flowers. Old school wine making, Deep and fine.
The taste is tight and forward with notes of dried blue- and raspberries, moist earth, dry liquorice and some peppery notes. A good length with a fine, sturdy warmth. Very, very good. Should evolve nicely for 10+ years.
90p (tasted 2016/05/
1988 Pommard, Robert Ampeau
Ampeau is maybe more known for his mature, late released white Burgundy´s, but this is a nice example of his reds. The nose is broad and ample with a fine warmth and notes of boiled root vegetables, dry raspberry jam and assorted spices. A fine maturity. Very, very good.
The taste is mature, dry and rich with notes of dried raspberries, chewing tobacco and forest floor. A long rugged finish that is very much Pommard. Fully mature but should keep on this level for another 3-5 years
88p (tasted 2016/05)
1953 Pommard, Calvet
Corked beyond belief! I have had this bottle for 5 years and before that it has dwelled somewhere for 58 years, only to be poured down the drain. Bloody corks! :-(