Pommard, Clos de la Commaraine, Monopole, 1er Cru
    Domaine de la Commaraine

    Pommard, Clos de la Commaraine, Monopole, 1er Cru,



    Domaine de la Commaraine, Pommard, Clos de la Commaraine, Monopole, 1er Cru, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Domaine de la Commaraine, Pommard, Clos de la Commaraine, Monopole, 1er Cru, 2018

    The most tactile, silky Pommard we can ever remember tasting. There is great inner strength here, a core of serious, spicy plum and wild dark berry fruits, a complex note of cool earth, too, all of which is fused with satin-textured tannins. The flavours float slowly across the palate, expanding gradually as they go and eventually seducing and saturating the taste buds. A Pommard of both presence and nuance.



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    Domaine de la Commaraine

    Domaine de la Commaraine

    This is a very exciting new find for us indeed. The Clos de la Commaraine, a fine 3.75ha Premier Cru Monopole in Pommard has long been something of a sleeping giant. Originally classed in Lavalle's 1855 classification as a Première Cuvée, the potential of this vineyard has always been well known. Initially owned by the Jaboulet-Vercherre family, during which time it was made and marketed by Louis Jadot, it was bought in 2017 by Harvard Professor, Denise Dupré, and Mark Nunelly, former Managing Director of a Boston Capital investment fund, with the ambition to restore the wine to its former glory and make it one of the great Premiers Crus of the Côte de Beaune. The first, and most crucial, step they made was to sign up Louis-Michel Liger-Belair to control production. Louis-Michel has a free hand to make the wine as he sees fit, starting in the vineyard, which will be fully converted to biodynamics. The first vintage under his control was 2018 - a thrilling debut vintage and an exciting new chapter for the estate.

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