Sunday, July 07, 2013

Pommard "Le Clos Micault" Monopole 1983, Jacques Parent


The third wine in a flight of six tasted blind at Bourgoblog HQ in Puligny, I included this thirty year old Pommard from Jacques Parent who was the father of the families who now run Domaine Parent and Domaine Francois Parent / AF Gros, to challenge my friends' knowledge of older vintages. They were appropriately challenged. Highly variegated brick red / brown colour. Beguiling initial nose of stable yard, oranges, girolles and spice. This Pommard 1983 evolves to a meaty nose, orange, floral. Really delightful aromatic experience. But it is over the hill on the palate, leather, hawthorn, dried orange. The wine is broken and dry. Still, nice to try a museum wine for the aromas. Impossible to score this given the age.   

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