Pommard 1er Cru "Les Pézerolles" 2016, de Montille

The Pézerolles vineyard is on the Beaune side of Pommard on the mid-slope which would tend to imply a slightly less tannic structure than the wines on the ferrous, clay-dominated lower slope like Epenots. This Pommard 1er Cru Pézerolles 2016 from the renowned de Montille domaine has a good purple colour, the nose is already pretty and floral with an emerging note of black cherry. Good fresh berry fruit on the palate, this is linear in style, Pommard tannins on the finish, it's actually quite long and fiery... a 2016 characteristic. A good wine yet nothing to indicate it will be remarkable in the future. This is no more expressive of the Pommard terroir than the 2015 version. I am not convinced by the argument that a saving grace of the 2016 vintage is remarkable typicity. Scores 70-74/100. A 12 bottle case in bond costs £840 from Justerini & Brooks which is £86.60 for a single bottle on the table. 


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