2017 1er Cru Côte de Léchet Domaine Denis Pommier
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The nose here is wonderfully expressive, makes you think this will be more broad and richer but the feel here is less dense, more aerial. There is lovely intensity to the fruit core. But the over-riding emotion is of lift, elegance and drive. Great poise in fact. The purity builds and has lovely classic lines. Good mineral pebbly scratch and nice pear and lime notes lead to a good clean finish. Smart stuff. L&S (Oct 2018)
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(aged in 50% wood). ). An expressive nose combines full-on citrus aromas with notes of mineral reduction, floral and white pepper nuances. The detailed, precise and vibrant flavors possess a really lovely mouth feel and plenty of minerality before terminating in a rich, zesty and youthfully austere finish that exhibits impressive persistence. This too is really quite good and is a wine that should amply reward up to a decade of cellaring. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2020)
Candied citrus and softly tropical aromas laced with quinine and a whiff of tidal pool precede the succulent and energetic medium weight flavors that exude a subtle bead of minerality on the mildly warm finish that is rich to the point of oiliness. This is delicious and interesting in its fashion but it would be fair to observe that it’s not particularly typical. 2020+ Rating: 89 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Dec 2018)
Domaine Denis Pommier
Founded when the Pommiers inherited 2 hectares of vines in 1990. Isabelle and Denis bottled their first wine in 1994 and now have 23 hectares of vineyards, which are certified organic (which sadly cost them dearly in terms of lost crop in 2016 and 2017) and run according to biodynamic principles. Further reading is available in the form of Denis' book 'Les Larmes de Ma Vigne', published in 2020.
The Petit Chablis (9.5ha) is a model of brisk freshness - made entirely in stainless steel - while the Premier Crus in benefit from a small amount of barrel-fermentation and élevage. The two named 'lieu-dits' of Chablis 'village', Les Reinettes and Croix aux Moines, are about a hectare in total. The Troësmes (1.8ha) is within the larger premier cru 'Beauroy'. The Pommiers think this 'best bit' deserves to be identified by its correct name. It is relatively rounder, while the Côte de Léchet (1.1ha) is the one for fans of the slatier, crystalline side of minerality. Keep either of the premiers crus four to six years.
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