The 2017 Pommard Les Vignots contains 30% whole cluster fruit, like the Les Noizons, but unlike that vineyard, here the soil is chalkier. The nose is more introverted and tight-fisted than the Les Noizons, demanding more encouragement as it offers earthy aromas. The palate is structured, linear, tight and focused, showing more black fruit than red, and the saline finish lingers nicely in the mouth. Very fine.
89-91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2019.
The 2017 Pommard Les Vignots is lovely, unfurling in the glass with aromas of wild berries, potpourri and subtle grilled meats. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and nicely concentrated, with good depth at the core, vibrant fruit tones and fine but chalky structuring tannins. This year, it's my favourite of Rossignol's two Pommard AOC bottlings.
89-91 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, January 2019.
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.