Purple crimson colour (different to others.) Lots of root vegetables, rhubarb, earth and rustic depth on nose and palate. Textbook Pommard. - Ian Cook. FWC
With both this cuvée and the wonderful Les Rugiens-Hauts, Leroux is back in Pommard with a bang. The 2016 is a blend of Les Vaumuriens, high on the slopes, and declassified 1er Cru La Platière (also above the village but on the Beaune side). In normal vintages this cuvée would include fruit from Les Cras. This was also crafted from 100% destemmed berries and raised with roughly 30% new oak. It has outstanding depth and characters of plum, iodine and all kinds of spice. Superb length too. Not without reason is Leroux considered a master of this appellation. Very classy.
“This too is mildly reduced though the earth character does show through the funk. Otherwise there is excellent vibrancy to the rich and full-bodied flavors that possess a muscular mouth feel that continues onto the moderately rustic and slightly chewy finish. This is not a wine of elegance but then that's not why one usually buys villages wines from Pommard.” 88-90 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 70
“The 2016 Pommard Villages includes some declassified premier cru fruit this year. It offers earthy red and black fruit on the nose, quite floral in style with fine definition. The palate is juicy and (for a Pommard) quite corpulent on the entry, grainy in texture with nicely structured red berry fruit with a touch of salinité on the finish. Very fine in the context of a village cru.” 88-90 points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate #234