Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Croix Noires" Premier Cru 2012 (Burgundy, France) - [BH 92] [ST 90] [WS 90]

Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Croix Noires" Premier Cru 2012
(Burgundy, France) - [BH 92] [ST 90] [WS 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The Croix Noires (0.58h) are also located below the Rugiens, adjacent to the Fremiers on the north side. The Domaine owns more than half of the total surface of the appellation. Although situated close to the Fremiers, the soil here is deeper (0.8m) and more claey. The vines are east facing and all around 40 years of age. The wines produced have strong aromas leaning towards very ripe black cherry and also enjoy marked tannins.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"This is quite ripe though it stops short of being surmature with its nose of plum liqueur, mocha, black cherry and earth aromas. There is exceptionally good richness to the very suave and succulent medium weight flavors that are supported by phenolically mature tannins on the mouth coating finish. This is a big and overtly powerful wine yet it's not especially rustic or austere." (Apr 15, 2015)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"(these 2012s were bottled in September of 2014): Good dark red. Wild, very ripe aromas of raspberry, dried flowers and wild herbs. Dark berry flavors display a juicy character along with a note of chocolatey ripeness. An outperformer for this cru, finishing with substantial but tasty tannins and lovely persistence. I underestimated this wine last year." - Stephen Tanzer (Mar 2015)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Forthcoming aromas of sandalwood, flowers, wild berry and herbs highlight this red, which is tight and tannic on the palate. Needs time to resolve the dual personalities. Best from 2019 through 2033. 30 cases imported." - BS (Jun 15, 2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2012 Pommard 1er Cru Croix Noires has a feminine, quite elegant bouquet with scents of raspberry preserve, redcurrant jus and light mushroom scents. The palate is sweet and composed on the entry. There is a noticeable saline element to this Pommard that shows rigidity and structure towards the slightly clipped finish." - Neal Martin (Dec 29, 2013)