Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc

2015 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc Launay Horiot

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 12
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2017 Apr.)

A discreet touch of wood sets off a similar fruit profile though the medium-bodied flavors are at once slightly bigger and richer but also finer and particularly so on the poised and lingering finish. It would not be unkind to observe that Clos Blanc is hardly among the finest 1ers in Pommard yet this is seriously good relatively to the quality the vineyard typically produces; in fact, this is the best example that I have seen since the Launay 2002, which was made from the same vines but not by Xavier Launay.

Vinous - Score: 93 (2018 Nov.)

The 2015 Pommard Clos Blanc 1er Cru is a great and pleasant surprise. It displays more red fruit on the nose compared to its peers, pushing crushed strawberry and raspberry scents to the fore and revealing hints of black truffle and graphite with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin and a little oaky at the moment, though the oak marries well with the fruit. Brown spices and dark chocolate toward the finish feel toasty and lend a modern sheen, though I think this will still age well. Give it six to eight years. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting. (DIAM 10 closure)