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Philippe Pacalet Pommard
- Burgundy, France
We were expecting great things of Philippe from 2018 vintage and he did not disappoint. The harvest began with his Moulin A Vent on 28th August (the “Latour of Beaujolais”) and finished two weeks after. Philippe says the sunny weather gave him “gourmandise” wines with density, like 1990 but with more structure. As usual the reds are vinified 100% whole bunch and with minimal interventions throughout the elevage. Muscular as always and viscous with the fleshy fruit of the vintage, they are nevertheless fresh and well defined with characteristic vitality. Cult status can be an overused description but is rightly-applied to the wines of Pacalet, which now have a fanatical global following.
Blended from five parcels including Vaumierens and La Vache, both of which have stony soils for extra elegance, and with the east facing Vaumuriens bringing acidity too, and Rugiens, with it’s heavier red clays giving weight and richness to the robe. Dried cranberry, tobacco, some cumin, other dry spice and clove aromas, the palate has smoky plum fruits and long, stony tannins that pulls the fruit along and gives more mineral length. Tom, Wine Guru
Mid crimson. Lovely open aroma of dark-red fresh fruits. So scented and open for the appellation. Firm and attractively dry-textured on the palate. More tongue-tied on the palate than the nose predicted. Fine Pommard. Shows the 100% whole-bunch a little bit on the finish but in a good, refreshing way. 16.5++/20, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
From Rugiens, Combotte, Trois Follots and Croix Blanche. Rich dense purple, much the same deep cherry nose as the others, quite plummy, then the muscular tannins behind, excellent weight of fresh red fruit, with some darker notes too, a Pommard that should age well. 88-91, Jasper Morris MW
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