Pommard 1er Cru "Les Fremiers" 2004, Jean-Marc Bouley

When I met Jean-Marc Bouley in 2006 I thought he was really cool. A bit like Jacques Dutronc. I suspect he smokes cheroots. His Pommard is maturing pleasantly. A good pinot nose of strawberry, cedar, soft spices like star anise and marjoram with a hint of sweet buttocky smells. Smooth and very well balanced on the palate with a combination of red currant, cherry and blood orange. Like many 2004 pinots this wine doesn't hit full ripeness but it is no less enjoyable for that. Perfect match for a fatty duck dish or even Shanghai soy duck with its brown sugar, soy and spices. The photo is a reflection, close to Armistice Day, of the fallen of La Cote. What wines might they have made?


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