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2013 La Pousse d'Or Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollieres

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2013 La Pousse d'Or Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollieres

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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The 2013 Pommard 1er Cru Jarollières has an introspective bouquet after the flight of Volnay Premier Crus: tightly coiled with hints of dried blood infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent and surprisingly grippy tannins. The oak will need more time to be fully subsumed but there is an attractive saline note lingering on the marine influenced finish. This is a very fine Pommard. Domaine de la Pousse d’Or is an estate that is really conjuring up some quite marvelous wines these days. I find them very different from that other Volnaysian resident, Marquis d’Angerville. Pousse d’Or tend to be more opulent with sweeter fruit, weightier and you might argue more modern in style, though not in a negative sense. For those that like reserve, structure and transparency I would opt for the Marquis, but if you like more fruit in your glass, then head over to La Pousse d’Or. Like last year, it was Patrick Landanger who greeted me at the gates and escorted me through the wines, this time down in the cellar rather than the cuverie. “The wines are different to 2012,” he explained. “Perhaps they are more serious. The 2012 are perhaps easier to drink. It [2012] is not a grand millésime, but I think they merit more aging than 2013. We began the harvest around 2 or 3 October. Some vineyards were more affected by the flowering and hail than others. In Volnay Caillerets we lost half the crop. The wines are aged in one-third new oak, plus one-third 1-year and one-third 2-year old.” This was an impressive selection of 2013s that already display the domaine’s trademark roundness, purity and sensuality. In particular their Chambolle-Musignys are beautifully crafted and perhaps overshadow their Volnays that would have faced a more challenging growing season. My pick would be their Les Amoureuses, one of the finest as was born out by the blind tasting of 2011s earlier this year and I felt this had more precision than the Bonnes-Mares, just as I found the following day when I visited Patrice Rion.

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The Pousse d'Or domaine at Volnay was established in 1954. Its vineyards are anything but ordinary, consisting as they do mainly of premier and grand crus in the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay The domaine's 18 hectares yield 90,000 bottles annually and are managed in a spirit of respect for terroir. Le Domaine de la Pousse d'Or can be traced back to the Dukes of Burgundy and the year 1100. Since 1997, its new owner Patrick Landanger has invested considerable resources both in the vineyards themselves and in the arrangements for vinification and elevage. In pursuit of ever-higher quality, he is animated by profound respect for his terroirs and this guides his ambition to share his passion for the great wines of Burgundy with the world at large.