Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France; 13% ABV
$18 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 15 Nov; no longer there
It had been a long time since I drank a Pommard, so I was quite excited to see this in the batch of Burgundies that showed up in November. However, 2003 was only a rather average year, and there wasn’t all that much to this bottling. It aired fairly quickly, over 30 – 45 minutes, to show ripely sweet fruit of dried red cherries and earthy orange peel. While it was nicely delicate and balanced, it was a little lighter and more simple than I had been hoping for. Even though the wine was perfectly accessible now, it’s possible it may have become more nuanced with a couple more years of age. Still, even if there were any still at the GO, I don’t think I’d get any more for this price.