All the corks are branded with bottling date, in this case week 47, 2008 (47.08) – so the week before my visit. Medium, medium-plus colour. a dark nose of nice fruit. Plenty of background tannin that is overlaid with lovely fresh fruits that linger well in the finish. Should be a good buy.
A blend of fruit from 3 locations that were all vinified together. A fresh width of fruit greets the nose but there’s also a tight core too. Eventually some mineral notes too. A world of difference from the Pommard with finer tannin and a much more obvious ripe fruit dimension. Actually there’s a good mineral streak too – this is super.
Seventy percent from ‘En Charlemagne, the rest (so everything in fact) from Pernand, raised on 40% new oak. The nose shows wide, relatively soft fruit. It’s a narrow entry, but the flavours quickly widen across your tongue – really super fruit in the mid-palate. The flavours slowly fade. A very good effort this.