Friday 7 March 2014

A Bottle Each Of 1947 & 1997 Pommard - Just What I Needed

It is friday evening after a hellish week at work - I even had to decline a tasting this week - not good! :-)
What to console myself with when I get home?
I had just received a tasting sample from VinUnic in the shape of a 1997 Pommard and  I thought it would be fun to open a 50 year older version from the same district for comparison.
With red meat, home made fries and home made bearnaise sauce - magic happened!

1947 Pommard, ?lavien Jeunet Henry (the first letter is not readable)
It opens, as old wine usually does, a bit funky, but with just 30 minutes in a decanter there are beautifully notes of (over)ripe crushed strawberries, moist pipe tobacco, dry leather, stale Coca-Cola, asphalt and lots of undergrowth. Very good. A bit barnyardy at times, but in a good way. A wonderful sweetness to the fruit. This has matured in a excellent way.
A mature, ripe and round taste with notes of dried raspberries and lingonberries with additional notes of liquorice, asphalt, rosehips, autumn leaves and pipe tobacco. A very fine, high acidity. Drinking great, and it doesn´t die before the bottle is finished. A great mature Burgundy!
92p   (tasted 2014/02)

1997 Pommard Premier Cru, Louis Jadot
The 50 year younger Pommard displays a ripe, warm, tight nose with notes of dark raspberries, cherries, forest floor, fried herbs and a fine dark floral note. A fine Pommard feeling about this one. Very, very good.
The taste is big, bold and ripe with notes of black cherries, raspberries, liquorice, tobacco and forest floor. A touch of balsa wood. This has started to mature ever so slightly. A very warm, fine fruit. This could definitely be drunk now but will surely keep for another 10+ years.
90p   (tasted 2014/02)

A short but sturdy cork, just look at the level of the 1947!

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