"The 2016 Pommard Les Vignots includes a new parcel of vines. It has a very fragrant bouquet with chalk dust filtering through the well-defined red berry fruit. The palate is well balanced with ripe tannin, quite dense in the mouth with brine-tinged black fruit that feel quite structured and solid on the finish. This is another excellent Pommard from Nicolas Rossignol."
(90-92) points, Neal Martin (December 2017)
"(25% vendange entier; from a south-facing vineyard on thin soil close to the mother rock): Dark red-ruby. Black raspberry aroma with a strong element of smoky rock. Densely packed and thick but in a distinctly tighter style than the Noizons, with its black cherry, licorice and smoky rock flavors enlivened by salty minerality. Finishes with well-judged tannins and terrific lift and grip. This potentially outstanding village wine has the mineral energy and intensity to support a slow evolution in bottle."
(91-92) points, Stephen Tanzer (January 2018)
One of the most famous appellations in the region, Pommard is known for producing full-bodied, robust and tannic wines. The second biggest area by production after Beaune, approximatly 135 ha of vineyard area is Premier Cru of which Les Epenots and Les Rugiens are the most renowned.
The clay-heavy limestone of this zone gives unusual wines: they have a deep, red-black color and an explosive bouquet of blackcurrants, musk and game meat (hare). The palate is dominated by astringent tannins and highlighted by bright acidity, but the mouthfeel softens with age. These firm wines are amoung burgundy's most tannic and robust.