Thursday, December 30, 2010

2006 Pommard Clos Blanc


2006 Domaine Machard de Gramont Clos Blanc, AC Pommard 1er Cru

If I start another piece on red Burgundy with, It was my dream come true, will you still love me? Deal with it. A bottle of Pommard Premier Cru that was a dream. I had planned a lineup of wines to go through for the holidays, but maybe I shouldn't be rushing through the wines. Powering through about 3 bottles a day, but I need to take my time with a wine like this.

In the Burgundian style, there was no special handling. Just slightly chilled, and poured straight out of the bottle. Real men don't fuss with their wines. Bright red, dark core, immediately smoky and toasty. Earthy red fruits, sourish, just so wonderfully Burgundian. The Pommard personality shows itself on the palate, so intense and well extracted. Fine, slightly rustic tannins, but it's that incredible tensile character that's so special. A very strong wine, if there is such a thing. Delicious and mind-blowing in that way only great Burgundy can be.


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