2014 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnières
Xavier has half a hectare of this vineyard, which lies just to the south of the village below Les Rugiens. It is a little fuller in style than the Clos Blanc but maintains focus and poise nicely. Drink from 2020.
`The 2014 Pommard 1er Cru Les Charponnières, a 0.6-hectare holding, has more red fruit on the nose compared to the Pommard Les Perrières, wild strawberry and raspberry preserve, quite expressive with subtle sous-bois scents. The palate is medium-bodied with brisk red berry fruit on the entry. Saline in the mouth, masculine perhaps but with ample red fruit on the citric finish, this is a well-crafted Pommard that should give much pleasure over the next decade.` 90/100 points, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, drink from 2017