En Bollery is immediately opposite the Clos Vougeot in Flagey-Echézaux so only the road separates it from being a grand cru – yet it doesn’t even have a Bourgogne classification. The sections on either side of it, in Vougeot and Vosne are both classified as Bourgogne! What were the people in Flagey up to…?
2006 David Clark, Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire En Bollery Pinot Noir
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose has some reduction that takes an age to fade – in fact doesn’t completely – and a wide red cherry fruit, it’s rather fine. Some sweetness to the ripe fruit, a background of slightly astringent tannin, and good intensity too. The quality of this wine absolutely belies its lowly appellation, if not the actual position of the vines. It’s one of those wines that gets consumed all too quickly – excellent!
Rebuy – Yes