2012VoillotPommardVV2012 Domaine Joseph Voillot, Pommard, Vieilles Vignes, Red Burgundy, France.
It was a great pleasure to meet and taste through the Voillot wines, all of this domaines offering from 2011 and 2012 are worth seeking out and deserve lots of attention, these are fabulous wines, especially the up coming release of the old vine Pommard. The Vieilles Vignes 2012 Pommard by Voillot is exceptional, by far the best young Pommard I’ve ever tasted with heady perfume, rich fruit and graceful length, all the while refined vigor and tension hold firm in the background. This wine has energy, grip and density, but everything is remarkably poised and harmonious. Yes, it is young, yes it is tightly would, but oh my is it delicious and though it may shut down and close up in a year, it is fabulous with a mix of red fruits, mineral and stony elements with a nice melange of sweet and savory notes. The nose is wondrous with violets, roses and spring flowers leading along with hints of bacon fat, truffle, framboise and aromatic herbs setting the stage for a palate of lush cherry, tangy plum, strawberry and huckleberry with hints of red peach, candied blood orange rind, tea spice, chalk, gravel, saline and a lingering red currant note. Look for a long detailed life and while there is vivid acidity and structural tannins I wouldn’t advise against opening this glorious Burgundy in it’s youth. Even though I am hopeless in French, it was an honor to meet the man behind these Voillot wines and an unforgettable experience to taste through his amazing efforts, look for this bottling and his Volnays, both 2011 and the soon to be released 2012 vintages.
($65 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive

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