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“Super Stuff!” Bill Nanson’s Burgundy Report 2017

After visiting and tasting the 2015 vintage with Emmanuel at the end of March 2017, Bill Nanson, the chief editor of Burgundy report, published his March 2017 issue of The Burgundy Report, one of the region’s most respected and trusted independent wine review sources and a major influencer in the wine industry. Every year, we invite Bill to Château de Pommard… and every year it’s great to see him and catch up. But did he like our most recent vintages? Let’s find out…

The Burgundy Report, which is published from September to February, covers the harvest followed by reviews, interviews and reports on Côte d’Or whites, Côte d’Or reds, ‘Grand Maisons’ Chablis and Beaujolais.

Simone: “Super stuff!” Thanks Bill!

During this intense period, Burgundy’s roving reporter Bill Nanson travels up and down the Côte d’Or visiting as many as 50 domaines per month to gain a true taste of the vintage from the different producers and their individual methods.

Never one to shy away from an opinion, the team at Château de Pommard always enjoy Bill’s publication, not only for its fascinating reports but also his honest reviews – a fair indication of the truth that many wine producers and enthusiasts take very seriously.

The following 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011 vintage reviews by Bill Nanson and The Burgundy Report were all tasted from new barrels:

Simone 2015

“Really the brightest and most floral nose of all. Bright, fresh very open with some flowers and fresh fruit. Here is a beautiful energy and melting flavour – this is a Pommard that caresses. Super stuff!”

Simone 2011

“A big floral nose backed by a red-fruited base – the density is impressive here – cool fruit – wide and melting over the palate. A hint of strawberry in the red fruit… Really impressive length… excellently lingering… For the vintage this is top stuff!”

Impressive Density: “For this vintage this is top stuff!”

Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2015|

“Still high-toned, still the oak toast. This seems to have more volume than all the components – round but with energy and a super mouth-watering length. After mixing perhaps a hint harder structured but very impressive all the same. The last drops in the glass are much more floral – it really opens out beautifully as the oak fades.”

Vivant Micault 2013

“Hmm – this has a lovely wide easy-red fruited nose – slowly building a little freshness. Good volume in the mouth – good dimension of flavour too – with weight behind. Lots of complexity here. It’s a young wine, not with overtly bright acidity – 3-5 years and it will be drinking very well.”

Vivant Micault 2012

“Ooh that’s a big red nose – subtly spiced. Lots of volume in the mouth and I like the texture very much. A bubbling complexity of flavour, fresh, tannic, tasty wine. A lovely balance here that makes the wine already delicious.”


Very Impressive: Clos Marey-Monge takes the Bill Nanson taste test

To read The Burgundy Report in full, head on over to https://www.burgundy-report.com

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