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2008 Boillot Louis, Pommard Les FremiersMay. 2010
The 70 year-old vines deliver a nose with a core of dark red fruit. After the villages there’s an extra width of ripe but ‘clingy’ tannin. Lovely fresh red-fruit flavours that only slowly decay in the finish. Very nice!
2007 de Courcel, Pommard Les FremiersMay. 2010
The aromas have a slightly roasted aspect to the red fruit. After the wines of Comte Armand, there is less obvious sweetness here. The tannins attack late, but it’s only a short attack. Balanced and almost good.
1999 Boillot Louis, Pommard Les FremiersMar. 2010
Magnum. Deep young colour. Wide red fruit aromas. Very young fruit that’s balanced with lots of tannin. There’s a nice burst of complexity before the medium-plus length finish.
2005 Ardhuy, Pommard Les FremiersApr. 2008
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose is pregnant with dark oak and soft spice, quite sweet but avoiding toast and only hinting at vanilla – all this covering black cherry and berry notes. The palate is concentrated without fat, intense in the mid-palate, and with acidity that pushes the finish quite some way. The fruit has dark oaky elements for the first minutes, but the tannins are completely buried. I’d leave this a couple of years to lessen the oak-derived aromas, but it is a medium-weight, complex and rather cultured Pommard.
2004 Ardhuy, Pommard Les FremiersDec. 2006
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose has faint cedar and a powdery red fruit aspect of quite some width, depth develops only slowly though I’d like more precision. The palate has just an edge to it, like the acidity is only-just ripe – which would be a surprise considering it was picked at 13.9° natural – on the positive side here you can easily see why this is a premier cru; for the first time we have a wine with more than one dimension on the mid-palate, and nice fruit it is too. There is nothing like the density of the previous Dugat-Py wine, but then this 1er cru is less than half the price of that villages wine!
2005 Ardhuy, Pommard Les FremiersDec. 2006
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. Soft and round, this has a lovely high-toned nose and a very faint caramel-coffee edge. Ripe and sweet palate – again with a lovely extra 1er cru dimension to the fruit. Well balanced with some faintly astringent tannin and a super finish. Rebuy – Yes – and actually I did!
2001 de Courcel, Pommard Les FremiersMar. 2003
Paler cherry. Lovely sweet, high toned nose. Lighter style but still with strong tannin – I like this.
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