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How Good is Château de Pommard ‘Simone’?


2015 Château de Pommard ‘Simone’ Clos Marey-Monge Pinot Noir, Cotes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

Rating: 93+/100

Simone is the flagship cuvée by Chateau de Pommard.

The vineyard and beautiful Bugundy property positioned, clearly in Pommard within the Cote de Beaune, and the largest privately-held Monopole in Burnugundy, was purchased by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mickael Baum in 2016.

The brand new proprietor modified the property title, altering it from Clos du Château de Pommard again to its authentic and historic title Clos de Marey Monge.

The Château de Pommard in Burgundy, France

Together with his staff, Mickael Baum recognized a half-hectare winery (1.2 acres) with a really distinctive clay-rich soil categorized as première cuvée in Jules Lavalle’s 1855 evaluation of Burgundy’s soils.

In 2009, Claude and Lydia Bourguignon proved Lavalle’s classification inaccurate and made a complete scientific research confirming that Simone’s soils has one of many highest recorded clay densities in Burgundy, equal to a Grand Cru.

The ‘Simone’ winery, with its 100% Pinot Noir grapes, is taken care of with specific love and affection, horse-ploughing the soil, hand-picking the grapes, and barrel-aging Pinot Noir wine for an prolonged 22 to 28 months.

Total Overview Notes & Tasting Impressions

A very beautiful Pinot Noir wine with excessive pungency and energy for the grape selection, particularly out of Burgundy.

Intense flavors of darkish cherry mix in a mind-blowing complexity with floral tones of violet, black olive, deep and darkish spicy notes of clove, vanilla and caramel.

It’s so concentrated actually you might be misplaced for phrases —at the least I used to be— to explain it with out sounding overly flattering or boring.

So many phrases and so many typical aromas of Pinot Noir are stuffed on this cuvee Simone, and with such a strong depth, it will take a web page or two to explain it absolutely.

A wine to expertise for your self, relatively than one to attempt to describe precisely with phrases in a protracted article.

Wine is for having fun with!

The takeaway is that it is a very easy and insanely concentrated Pommard wine, packed-full with ripe fruity depth, a great deal of candy and lifted spices, along with the depth and caramelized complexity from a really subtly-integrated oak affect.

The heat and opulence of the 2015 classic clearly exhibits right here, by means of large physique for a Pinot Noir, loads of tannins, a average acidity for the grape, but large bursts of darkish ripe cherry and peppery notes.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Château de Pommard Simone Label Photos

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