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

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

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    vintage

    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.

    Maturity:
    Keep
    ABV:
    13%
    90-92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2019 Pommard Clos de la Commaraine comes from the 3.75ha monopole that was bought in 2017 by Harvard professor Denise Dupré and Mark Nunelly, MD of Boston Capital fund. The wine is overseen by none other than Louis-Michel Liger-Belair who apparently has free rein over its production. It offers surprisingly light redcurrant and strawberry fruit on the nose, then gains more depth with aeration, revealing earthy, loamy aromas that distinguish it as a Pommard. The palate is well balanced with bright redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, silky smooth in style (maybe a sign of Liger-Belair’s touch) with a harmonious finish. I would like to see more Pommard character evolve on the palate, but I am intrigued to see how this will develop in bottle.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2021
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2038

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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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