This had the now-unmistakable look of the 2005's: on the darker side, but vital and alive. Starts a bit tart, but does not take long to open open wonderfully- cloves, chalk, and red fruits on the nose- the palate is fantastic- tons of sap- minerals, chalk in a very elegant package that still has a ton of punch. just great.
2005 Burgundy Test Drive #1 (Cookshop): Classic Pommard minerality, smells like chalk and crushed white stones, complemented by powdery tannins framing the tart, cranberry fruit. There is more depth of material here than the Bouley, but it doesn't have the Bouley's refinement. A difference in expression but not quality.
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(Joseph Voillot Pommard 1er Cru "Rugiens.") Voillot rocked the house in 2005. Hard. This wine had a pure nose of raspberry coulis along with all that Rugiens stank. Really earthy and really fruity at the same time. Concentration was exquisite and the purity was astounding. Just kept getting more complex as the night moved along. Amazing wine that went from A to Z all in one sitting. Genius stuff and whoever has any is a lucky dog.
(Voillot Joseph Pommard Les Rugiens) Medium colour. Width but little depth on the nose - just a twist of oak early on, followed by nice soft red fruit and a slowly intensifying redcurrant. On the tongue it’s soft, no Pommard rusticity, tight, reasonably concentrated though not obviously intense. Understated length, lingering with mouth-watering acidity.
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