Tasted in Pommard with Daniel Rebourgeon, 09 December, 2015.
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It was 14°C on the December morning that I visited, David was working in the vines so father Daniel looked after me. He told me that the vines had been dormant, but with the warmer temperatures they were waking and starting to weep when pruned. Not really the ideal situation – everybody would be happy with a few weeks of frost…
Daniel Rebourgeon on 2015:
2015 was a super harvest but totalling only 27 hl/ha – a mere 10 hl/ha their Beaune 1er Vignes Franches. The malos had all started, but unlike some places, none are finished yet.
Daniel Rebourgeon on 2014:
The 2014 harvest began on the 15th September. The vibrating table was very effective triage for avoiding a dry vegetal taste – it’s really a nice vintage, saved from a catastrophe.
This is just about the only domaine I visited to taste 2014s, where I was a little worried about some of the dry textures – but only on some wines – others were simply lovely. I usually find more consistency.
2014 Bourgogne Chardonnay
From Maison Dieu in Pommard, in bottle for 2 months.
Fresh and intense. A pretty nose. Bright, wide, very good texture, with a fresh citrus. Perfumed and floral finishing. Yum.
2014 Bourgogne Maison Dieu Rouge
Also bottled two months ago, already commercialising as their cellar is empty!
Bright pinot fruit. Serious, bright, intense wine – super flavour width and nicely complex too. Not much padding here, but a fine fruit flavour that I’d drink on the younger side. Nice length.
Also in bottle, from 2 parcels Le Pluchots planted 1927, here a little tannic. The other part from Lurets.
Deeper, more complex, nose but less exciting today. Also fresh, energetic and with much prettier floral fruit. Lovely wide and intense on the finish. Fresh but very lovely….
A mix of Beaune side which is elegant and Volnay side a bit more rustic ‘and fits to an open fire in autumn with game on the table.’ 2 parts Volnay side, 1 part Beaune side.
This has a beautiful deep nose. In the mouth this is layered, round, beautifully packaged wine. Dark fruited and long – excellent! A little perfumed finishing too.
2014 Volnay 1er Santenots
Planted in the 1960s
Wide with a fine and fresh top note, slowly growing a floral backing. Lithe and wide, very wide flavour panorama. The structure’s more visible here but hardly drying. Good depth of flavour. Bright and perfumed finishing again – just a little dryness right at the end.
2014 Volnay 1er Caillerets
Dessus 2 parcels
That’s nice! It’s deep, beautiful fruit, with discreet higher tones too. A little structure, but a richness of flavour, delivered in waves. The waves continue on the finish too, slightly salted. This is very, very good.
2014 Volnay 1er Mitans
Mix of Mitans and Ormeaux
Deep but with some very pretty, airy top notes – lovely. Lithe, a little muscle, but really hardly any fat, just deeply flavoured, slightly mineral. Long floral finishing. Excellent. Volnay with attitude…!
2014 Pommard 1er Clos des Arvelets
Deep, muscly and complex nose. Direct, but finely textured, depth and layers of flavour. Really beautiful in the mouth – the weight but not the strictness of Pommard’s repute. Lovely.
Once called Clos de Richebourg – at least the Rue Richebourg is still there!
Tighter but super, fresh and complex depth. Wide on the palate, super texture, waves of flavour. Really a honey, velvet but not drying, a super 14 – big and beautiful finish more sumptuous!
2014 Pommard 1er Grands Epenots
Family bought this at the revolution.
Big and bright but with super depth of dark fruit, a little dryness too perhaps. Round, mouth-filling, supple. Interesting and certainly concentrated. Wide and very long finishing, waves of flavour again. I’m unsure about some aspects – this dryness – I’d definitely drink it today, but before the Micault!
2013 Pommard 1er Grands Epenots
A beautiful nose. Wide, some flowers, tighter below. Here is a little extra energy and clarity, less fine texture but a brighter line of flavour through the core. A hint of dryness only in the finish. More lithe and direct vs the 2014
Daniel’s first vintage
Deep, round, aged sweet fruit. In the mouth it remains fresh and direct, with a very nice and growing width of complexity. Lip smacking flavours, long. Despite nose maybe mot the ripest vintage, but this is a super glass today.