Charles Lachaux Pommard Aupres du Clos 2018 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
91 VM / 90 WA
The 2018 Pommard Auprès du Clos, which is a "fantasy name" rather than a lieu-dit, underwent two pressings à pieds. The nose offers ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, pressed rose petals and a slight confit-like scent that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely, bright cranberry and raspberry fruit, hints of dark chocolate and a precise, slightly ferrous finish. Neal Martin – Vinous Media
The 2018 Pommard Auprès du Clos is showing very nicely, wafting from the glass with scents of peonies, wild berries, cinnamon and orange rind—bearing the strong stamp of whole-cluster fermentation. Medium to full-bodied, layered and supple, it's a succulent, perfumed wine with lively acids and melting tannins. William Kelley – The Wine Advocate
- Size: 0.40 ha (0.99 ac)
- Vine Age: Planted in the 1970s
- Terroir: A small Clos on the southern side of Pommard, just next to the southern walls of the Château. Clay-limestone soils, where older vines yield clusters with millerandage.
- Variety: Pinot Noir
- Viticulture: Organic methods
- Vinification: Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel tank. Aged for 12 months in barrel (no new oak), unfined, unfiltered. No added sulfur.