2017 Domaine Michel Bouzereau Pommard Les Cras
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2017 was a fine vintage for all in Burgundy, with some comparing the reds with the stellar vintages of 2002 and 1999. In the even better news department, there was plenty of it! Pommard is a signature Pinot Noir-growing village within the Côte de Beaune. It sits just between Beaune and Volnay. It has a long, well earned reputation for producing red Burgundies with powerful aromatics and sturdy structures. Pommard wines age very well. Jean Baptiste Bouzereau represents the seventh generation of a family of Burgudy growers with prized vineyards, mainly in Meursault. His talents are not confined to white wines, as he farms Pinot Noir vineyards in Volnay, Beaune and Pommard. The lieu-dit “Les Cras,” sits on the plain just southeast of the village. This 2017 shows classic aromas of dark berry fruit, cherry pits and earthy mineral. The palate is concentrated and coiled, begging for time to work its magic. This will be at its best from 2025-2038.