Outstanding 2015 Pommard 1er Crus from Domaine Billard-Gonnet

 

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Highly rated Pommard 2015 1er Crus for the cellar...
 
Domaine Billard-Gonnet was established in 1766. Today, it is run by the charming Philippe Billard who has been at the helm for several decades. The domaine of 10 hectares, is located in Pommard. Their holdings include the Premier Crus Pezerolles, Chaponnieres and Rugiens Bas.

Billard-Gonet Philippe Burghound is a true fan of Philippe's wines, firmly stating numerous times in his Burghound review, "Philippe Billard runs what is one of the most under-rated domaines in the entire Côte de Beaune. The wines are old school but not especially rustic or austere, and they are unapologetically built for long-term aging." and "I have said this before to readers but it bears repeating: the Billard wines deliver outstanding quality at very reasonable prices. The style is old school and is not one for early drinking but provided that you do not mind cellaring them for 8 to 10+ years first, they more than reward the investment of time and money. I collect them myself so this is advice that I take as well".

Pommard is very popular in France but less so outside Europe. These wines could change your mind!
We offer the domaine's three Premier Cru Pommards from 2015 today. They have been exceptionally well reviewed by Burghound. The wines are available at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount.
Great value for ageworthy wines from a top vintage.

Pommard 1er Cru Clos de Verger 2015
Landed Price $143.50
Pre Arrival Price $107.50
Billard-Gonnet Vergers label
Burghound: 
This is slightly riper aromatically with its mélange of plum, dark currant and pungent earth scents. As is usually the case this is both bigger and richer with evident muscle on the middle weight flavors that possess slightly better depth on the equally long if slightly austere finish. This is also very Pommard in character and will need at least a decade to show its full potential. A Sweet Spot Wine. 92 Points 

Pommard 1er Cru Chaponnieres Vieilles Vignes 2015
Landed Price $146.95
Pre Arrival Price $109.95

Billard-Gonnet Chaponnieres label Burghound: 
This too is notably ripe yet retains a lovely sense of freshness on the liqueur-like blend of red pinot fruit, warm earth and forest floor nuances. The palate impression of the bold and robust flavors is more powerful still while displaying an abundance of dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the notably firm tannic spine shaping the rich and sappy finish. This is very definitely old school in style and as such, plenty of patience will be required. (Drink starting 2033). A Sweet Spot Wine. 93 Points

Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens Bas 2015
Landed Price $197.50
Pre Arrival Price $147.95

Billard-Gonnet Rugiens label Burghound: 
As is generally the case, this is more elegant and refined than any of the preceding wines with its layered nose of ripe but brooding dark currant, violet and spice scents. In much the same fashion as the Pézerolles there is excellent volume and power to the broad-shouldered and overtly mineral-inflected flavors that culminate in an explosively persistent finish. This is not quite as chiseled as it usually is but the finish makes it abundantly clear that this is going to age for a very long time. Once again, patience, and plenty of it, required. Excellent and highly recommended if you have that patience. (Drink starting 2035). A Sweet Spot Wine. 94 Points

To view and purchase the wines on line click here. You may also order by phone or email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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Domaine Georges Lignier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes MAGNUM 2016
8 available

Oops, we've made another discovery in our old warehouse - a little parcel of MAGNUMS of the Domaine Georges Lignier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes 2016. Looks like these arrived from France late last year and we have never got around to offering them. 

Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes is Domaine Georges Lignier's flagship wine. The vineyard lies immediately below Clos de la Roche and it is often described as a mini version of the Grand Cru. In winemaker (and nephew of Georges Lignier) Benoit Stehly's hands Clos des Ormes displays a multi-faceted palate combining delicacy and power. 

Each year we see the domaine's unique style develop further proving Burgundy does not have to be big, rich and extracted to be wonderful.

Darren Harris: Nose of plums, spice, vanilla. Not particularly dark as is typical of Benoit's wines but with many layers and nuances dancing across the palate. It combines the juice of 2016 with rose, red fruits, cool stoney minerality and a lovely, fine mouthfeel. Power and grace. Long and precise with a medium firm finish. 

The World of Fine Wine:
Savoury, perfumed, grippy, with floral fruit, incense and spice. Compelling. 93 Points

Normally $306.50
Special $225.00

To view and order on our website click here.

Launay-Horiot Rugiens NV Label
More Pommard Available
We have 40 different Pommard available.

Vintages go back to the 1950's and there is a good range of older bottles from this ageworthy village.

To view them all and order on our website
click here.
 

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