Pommard : Ranking of the 10 best wines | Top Burgundy Wine

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The team of My Vintage Winery is proud to show you a selection of the best wines of Pommard according to the Wine Spectator notes. Many other vintages and vineyards are excellent in Pommard. Don’t hesitate to share in commentary your best castles and vineyards of Pommard to our community !

TOP 10 Pommard Wines

Informations and tasting results associated with the different bottles come from the tasting translation of Mr James Molesworth, famous taster of the Wine Spectator team.

  • Comte Armand Pommard “Clos des Epeneaux” 1996

97/100 Wine Spectator

“A deep wine – the one in which you have to put your nose entirely in the glass to assimilate all the subtleties. The notes of black fruits, minerals and currants complete the palate, proving how dense and thick it is. A superb «Red Burgundy». It shines brightly. To be enjoyed from now, until 2020.”

  • Domaine Leroy Pommard “Les Vignots” 1990

97/100 Wine Spectator

“Exotic, seductive, with a lot of aromas of violets, rose petals, raspberries and redcurrants. The essence of flowers, fruits in this wine and flavors linger on the remarkably chic finish. This defines beautiful Burgundy. Consumable right now.”

  • Domaine Leroy Pommard “Les Vignots” 1989

96/100 Wine Spectator

“A very powerful wine, the strength of the gorilla. We might consider killing for a bottle like this. It has full tannins and fruit, but is wonderfully well-balanced. Drink right away.”

  • Françoise Chauvenet Pommard “Les Épenots” 1985

95/100 Wine Spectator

“A very fine depth, on the nose, the fruit is offered to you with delicious aromas, soft and silky tincture on the palate, making it an immediately friendly wine. In addition, it holds the structure, depth and tannins to promise a very long life. Drinking it now is a legendary wine.”

  • Coste-Caumartin Pommard “Les Boucherottes” 1990

95/100 Wine Spectator

It is a massive structure but it is concentrated, but it manages to remain elegant. An exclusive vineyard belonging to Coste-Caumartin. To drink without further delay.”

  • Domaine Leroy Pommard “Les Trois Follots” 1990

95/100 Wine Spectator

“A sensual wine that breathes a concentrated extract of raspberries and more than a hint of wood. The intense aromas undulate through the palate to a long and impressive finish.Drink now.”

  • Louis Latour Pommard “Épenots” 2015

94/100 Wine Spectator

“This red is expressive, exuding concentrated aromas of violets, black cherries, blackberries, spices and minerals, with strong adherence. Balanced, long on the palate and complex on the aftertaste. To keep in the cellar until 2022, then it will develop until about 2038.”

  • Dominique Laurent Pommard “Épenots” 1994

94/100 Wine Spectator

An over-charged, full-bodied and full-flavoured wine with an appealing character and profound complexity, with flavours of minerals, currants, toasted oaks and black cherries. Long and delicious finish with impressive and ripe tannins. To be enjoyed now.”

  • Jean-Marc Boillot Pommard “Jarolières” 1990

94/100 Wine Spectator

“An exotic wine that will seduce you with its multidimensional flavours: violets, red fruits and plums. Designed in a full-bodied style, this beautiful Burgundy ends with lots of firm but fine tannins. Drink it right now.”

  • Bouchard Père & Fils Pommard “Premier cru” 1990

94/100 Wine Spectator

“This wine comes from a blend of vineyards, yet it is incredible. Rich and firm, showing an excellent harmony between the different grape varieties, with charming, elegant and concentrated red berry flavours and very fine tannins. Consumable now.”

Specificities of Pommard wines

The village is crossed by a small stream, Avant-Dheune, a remnant of a river that descended from the mountains to the Jurassic Sea in the past. They are known to be strong. They are wines that play more on the register of matter than on elegance. Their alter ego, in Côte de Nuits, would be Gevrey Chambertin. Pommard has long enjoyed a fashion effect at the expense of Volnay, with its more delicate wines. We would like to find more that are really successful and successful, like the wines we can taste.


What are the “Premiers Crus” of Pommard ?

On the ground, the first crus are divided into three groups: a group on the Volnay side, another on the Beaune side and the last one on the hillside, exposed to the south, next to Nantoux.

Within the 1st group (Volnay), the best “terroirs” classically occupy the middle of the slope, as often in Burgundy. Their leader is undoubtedly “Les Rugiens”, at least in their lower part.

On the Beaune side, the most interesting terroirs are located lower down the slope, because they benefit from the river’s vent cone, which brought down the decomposed rock of the hillside. ‘Les Grands’ and ‘Les Petits Épenots’ illustrate this type of soil, the perfect example being the ‘Clos des Épeneaux’.


Pommard explained by Jean-Pierre Renard


Vintages of Pommard Wines


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