With both this cuvée and the wonderful Les Rugiens-Hauts, Leroux is back in Pommard with a bang. The 2018 is a blend of Les Vaumuriens (high on the slope) and Les Cras (on the lower slope), both vineyards that lie on the Volnay side of the village. In terms of power, Pommard brought the thunder in 2018, although Leroux notes the cooler, hillside fruit from Les Vaumuriens brought excellent balance to the blend. This was crafted from 100% de-stemmed berries and raised with roughly 20% new oak. We have very little. Very deep and very classy.
“From Cras and Vaumuriens, so a mix of the flat land and the hillside. Deep concentrated red with a most delicious bouquet, heady but balanced with floral notes too. Succulent red fruit, really stylish for Pommard, backed by some habitual tannins.” 90-92 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy