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2009 Maume, Pommard Les ArveletsMar. 2011
The nose is high-toned with pretty red berries. Again there’s slightly rustic tannin under ebullient fruit – good minerality though. This is quite interesting.
1999 Cyrot-Buthiau, Pommard Les ArveletsMar. 2010
The nose shows the most (so far) greenery to add to the more ubiquitous herbs, fruit is less obvious. Despite the nose there both width and depth to the flavours. The primary fruit definitely plays second fiddle to the structure today, yet there is a surprise burst of interesting flavour just as you begin your trip into the finish.
1999 Lahaye Vincent, Pommard Les ArveletsMar. 2010
Plenty of herb aromas to back the fruits. Warm, tending to roast red fruit flavours that are just ahead of the structure. Lots of mid-palate flavour before the medium finish.
2003 Bichot Albert, Pommard Les ArveletsDec. 2008
Medium, medium-plus red – again with just a hint of cherry-red. The nose is deeper with a savoury, meaty aspect. The acidity is just a little prickly, but this fades with time. The tannins are ripe and there’s decent length and balance.
1997 Potel Nicolas, Pommard Les ArveletsJan. 2003
Bright, medium ruby, already a trace of brick at the rim. Nose starts with chunky oak but this disappears after about 20minutes leaving sweet, alcoholic raspberry. The palate is as wide as a motorway, very silky with good fruit. The high but well covered acidity and tannins that creep up on you. Very impressive length. You can happlily drink this now, or leave it another 5 years. Very good.
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