Denis Pommier: Chablis
Domaine Denis Pommier is a small estate based in the village of Poinchy just west of Chablis. In 1990 Denis Pommier inherited from his grandfather, 2.5 hectares of established vineyards in Chablis AC, and 1er cru Beauroy and Fourchaume. Denis also acquired small parcels of land from his aunt in Petit Chablis and Chablis AC and has added an excellent holding of old vines 1er cru Cote de Lechet. The domaine now covers 13 hectares where Denis, and his wife Isabelle, make wonderfully pure Chablis as well as a tiny amount of Pinot Noir Bourgogne rouge from very low yielding vines more than 50 years old. His wines right across the range show great purity and offer remarkable value.
“The ever modest Denis Pommier professed to love the ’08s and it’s not hard to see why as they are hands down the best wines that I have ever seen from him. Moreover, they are excellent from the bottom to the top of the range.” Burghound.com Oct 2010
2012 Bourgogne rouge - Stelvin closure From a 55 y.o. vineyard located 10kms west of Chablis, matured in barrique (none new).
2015 Petit Chablis – Stelvin closure Matured in 100% Stainless steel.
“(Hautérivien is a type of oyster that is rarely found anywhere but in the commune of Villy where the vineyard is located).Notes of green fruit, iodine, tidal pool and oyster shell slide into citrus-tinged middle weight flavours that possess good punch before terminating in a saline and lightly mineral-inflected finale. This crisp effort should drink well early on. 87/now+.” Burghound.com October 2015
2014 Chablis AC – Stelvin closure 100% Stainless steel.
“An ultra-classic nose immediately makes clear that this could only be from Chablis with its cool array of shellfish, ocean breeze and citrus elements. There is really lovely intensity to the relatively round and delicious medium-bodied flavours that terminate in a bone dry finish that is presently displaying a touch of austerity. This will need at least a year or two of cellar time. 88/2018+ .” Burghound.com October 2015
2014 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy - From 25 + 55 yo vines, matured 2/3rd’s in tank and 1/3rd in barrel (none new).
“Pale, bright yellow. Dusty lemon zest, ginger, lavender and acacia flower on the nose, complemented by a sexy leesy quality. Round, smooth, spicy and rich but still a bit youthfully unforthcoming; less expressive today than the Cote de Lechet but has more weight and palate presence. Shows an intriguing saline umami character. The rich, long, salty finish boasts sneaky grip and a racy citric character. This wine exploded with 24 hours in the recorked bottle. 92(+?)” Vinous Media Steve Tanzer July 2014