A classic Chaponnières nose combines notes of dark berry fruit, pungent earth, humus and a touch of the sauvage. The rich, muscular and solidly well-concentrated big-bodied flavors culminate in a mouth coating, moderately rustic and impressively persistent finish. The supporting tannins and are ripe and the balance is impeccable and overall, this is an old school Pommard that is very clearly built-to-age.
Drink Dates: 2028+
Author: Allen Meadows
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Warm and rich on the nose and then it seems to sort of devour itself so that there is nothing left on the finish. Drying finish – a bit austere.
Drink Dates: 2025 - 2035
Author: Jancis Robinson
Vinous | Rating: 91
The 2016 Pommard Les Chaponnières 1er Cru has a better nose than the Clos Blanc – more refined and focused with black cherries and a touch of damson. The palate is well-defined, quite saline with a poised and charming, harmonious finish that just feels natural and unpretentious. Drink this over the next decade.