Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Doudet Naudin 'Les Vignots' Pommard 2005

A Savigny-Les-Beaune from 2005 that came recommended as a fantastic early drinking example. Pommards can be iffy, but I trusted the recommendation and was glad I did.

The nose was very typical, but had excellent concentration and intensity: cherries, burnt hay, barnyard. Pommards are known for power and this certainly fell along those lines with a palate that brough all the nosed flavours together with a spiced backbone, medium tannin, sharp acidity, superb balance and a nice long finish. This is very high quality juice with a firm and potent structure. If you are looking for an 05 burgundy to open now - this is a good candidate.

$50 at Everything Wine

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