Pommard 2008, Château de la Velle
Tasted at the Château de la Velle, a spectacular 500 year old manoir in Meursault, this Pommard exhibits the classic macho characteristics of the appellation. Blueberries, rhubarb, gooseberry leaf, cassis, rosemary and thyme on the nose. Tannic, masculine, cage-fighting Pommard. Fascinatingly honest -- what the hell is there in the Pommard terroir that makes wines this crunchy? Like all Pommard, needs time to calm down and meld the fruit with the tannins. Photo shows Pommard in the foreground and Volnay in the background in June 2007.