Classy Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres from 2015


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Pommard of great style!

In the past it was not common to describe Pommard as stylish. The wines were big, meaty and tannic. However, just as has occured in Aloxe-Corton, many makers of Pommard have found their mojo and are making wines that are fine and simply more delicious.
One of these is Domaine Launay-Horiot. This is a very exciting new domaine with some wonderful vineyard holdings. To read the interesting backgound click here.
Today we present the Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres 2015. This small vineyard (2.87 hectares) lies below Les Rugiens Bas. Jasper Morris MW says it is "an excellent site".
Burghound is a big fan of both the maker and the wine. He says "Because this is only Launay's second commercialized vintage (the '11s, '12s and '13s were all sold off), it's difficult to know whether the superb quality I found in 2015 is attributed to beginner's luck or whether he is simply a gifted winemaker. Either way, these are some of the best wines for their levels that I tasted and they're highly recommended."

This affordable Premier Cru Pommard is Burghound's equal second highest Pommard of the 2015 vintage. Only Launay-Horiots Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens-Bas scores higher with 94 Points. These wines are up there with, and typically more highly rated than, de Montille, de Courcel, Lafarge etc.

As I mentioned last week this is a domaine you should become familiar with.

We offer the wine at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount.
Pommard 1er Cru Chaponnieres 2015 
Landed Price $187.00
Pre Arrival Price $159.00
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Burghound: There is even better freshness to the plum liqueur, warm earth and forest floor-nuanced aromas. The rich, full-bodied and muscular flavors brim with dry extract that completely coats the palate on the powerful and firm but not really austere finale. This is surprisingly well-detailed given how rich and concentrated it is and this should amply reward extended cellaring yet it should also be reasonably approachable young. A Sweet Spot Wine. 93 Points 

To view and order the wine on line click here.

To view the full range of Launay-Horiot Bugundies click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email The 2014's and 2015's will be shipped together later this year. Mix and match as you please. 

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South Yarra

Vic 3141


Phone: (03) 9326 5737

Fax: (03) 9326 6744


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Almost 40 Different wines from Pommard available

Check out our range of Pommard. Prices start well under $100.

To view the wines and read tasting notes on our website click here.


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