The town of Pommard produces the Côte de Beaune’s boldest wines — they’re sturdy and masculine, and usually age beautifully. Pommard is often compared with its neighbor Volnay, which tends to produce wines of elegance and finesse.
Burgundy critic Steven Tanzer calls 2014 “a delicious midweight vintage with alluring fruit, juicy supporting acidity, expressive terroir character, supple tannins.” We’ve found many of the 2014 red Burgundies are in a terrific place now.
Wine: Mégard Pommard
Mégard’s Pommard vines are near the border between Pommard and Volnay. The wine draws from both terroirs, blending Volnay’s tension and minerality with Pommard’s meaty richness. Now six years on from harvest, this is classic, old-school, earthy red Burgundy that’s just singing today.
Pairing: Magret de Canard (Duck Breasts)
There’s no better pairing for old-school Burgundy than duck. Here’s a primer on how to get it right: Hunter Angler Gardner Cook
Mégard Pommard 2014
bottle price: $54
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