A discreet if perceptible application of wood sets off a markedly earthier mix of red and dark wild currant, forest floor and a hint of smoke. The supple, round and almost easy-going middleweight flavors conclude in a mildly austere and sneaky long finish that could use more depth so some patience advised.
The 2021 Pommard Clos Micault 1er Cru is quite austere on the nose despite coaxing – leafy red fruit reluctantly emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly lean entry; however, it gains weight and delivers a short and compact, quite peppery finish. It’s really the aromatics that just come up a bit short.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2033