Pommard 1er Cru “Les Pezerolles” 2010, Jean-Louis Moissenet-Bonnard
A cool, stormy June evening merited a venison and chestnut casserole. Which wine would be a good complement? An old school Burgundian wine from Pommard. A dark ruby colour which is semi-transparent with a distinct foxy rim. Initial nose of violet, oak, licorice and black cherry. Also wild (tangy) strawberry and black currant. Evolves to a farmyard note. Medium plus slightly astringent tannins, medium body, rounded and a long finish. Tannin texture is pretty rough. Soupçon of walnut. As anticipated this is a food wine and is not vinified to be tasted alone. Masculine style. Very representative of what one wants and expects from a Pommard! Scores 85-87/100.