Pommard les Chanlins 2015 AF Gros
€ 79,99 (incl. Vat)
The 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins was matured entirely in new oak and that seems to dominate the aromatics and obscures the fruit that lies behind. The palate is chewy on the entry with grippy tannin, here a mixture of red but mostly black fruit, leading to a bold finish: blackberry, black pepper and orange rind that needs to muster more details and delineation, more personality that reflects the appellation.
Cask sample. 80% new oak. Mid cherry red. Smells a little more concentrated than the Arvelets. Tastes that way too. Dark, savoury and restrained. Real finesse in the texture here. Fresh and long, restrained in fruit character. (JH)