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2016 Nicolas Rossignol Pommard Les Vignots

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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91-92Stephen Tanzer

... Black raspberry aroma with a strong element of smoky rock. Densely packed and cherry, licorice and smoky rock flavors enlivened by salty minerality. Finishes with well-judged tannins and terrific lift and grip...

90-92The Wine Advocate

...very fragrant bouquet with chalk dust filtering through the well-defined red berry fruit. The palate is well balanced with ripe tannin, quite dense in the mouth with brine-tinged black fruit that feel quite structured and solid on the finish...


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Pommard

Pommard is a relatively large appellation of 1,655 vineyard acres just a few miles south of Beaune. Though it has no Grands Crus, Pommard’s 28 Premiers Crus are generally well regarded. The appellation produces only red wine, and wine writers often note that despite Pommard’s proximity to both Beaune and Volnay, its wines are very different from the Pinot Noirs produced in neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that “The top Pommards are full-bodied, chunky, muscular, fleshy wines that impress one more for their power and expansive, mouth filling texture than for pure finesse.” The most famous Premiers Crus are Les Epenots and Les Rugiens.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.