Albert Bichot Pommard Clos des Ursulines 2013
The “Clos des Ursulines”, a peaceful haven dotted with centuries-old pine trees, is located at the heart of Pommard. It is undoubtedly this tranquillity that once enchanted the nuns from the Ursuline convent who were the first owners of the estate. This almost 4-hectare (9.8 acre) “monopole” is located at the southern end of the Pommard appellation toward Volnay. Thanks to its unique terroir, this wine challenges the widely spread myth that Pommard wines are more “masculine”.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vatting: Temperature-controlled conical oak vats
Vatting time: 20 to 28 days
Ageing: In oak barrels 100%
Ageing time: 14 to 16 months
This Pommard "Clos des Ursulines" reveals a fruity nose redolent of cherry, blackcurrant and fig. Over the years these aromas will evolve toward notes of coffee and leather. Full and round on the palate with ripe tannins and rich, but not heavy, substance. This wine is powerful and well-structured yet remains subtle, elegant and almost "feminine" due to the vineyard’s proximity to Volnay. The finish is silky and velvety.
Awards or reviews
Wine Spectator- 90pt
Black cherry, plum and earth flavors take on spice accents as this red builds on the palate. Has heft for the vintage, with a dusty feel to the tannins. Spicy aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2027.
Jame Sucking - 92pt
This is a wine full of finesse and beauty. Perfumed and bright with citrus and mineral. Pure. Full to medium body, crisp and linear. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Jancis Robinson - 16/20
Purplish crimson. Very direct fruity nose. Rounded fruity attack on the palate and then the acidity made itself felt. Then the tannins. Something to age with a medicinal hint. 2019 ‐ 2027