For a Pommard, this is surprisingly soft, more to do with the black cherry flavors than the tannins. A touch of spice and lively acidity give life to the dense structure. A wine to drink from next year.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.