A very high-altitude, rocky site, Les Montrevenots is at the top of the hill on the Pommard boundary above Clos des Mouches. It’s a south-facing slope, which to some extent mitigates the vineyard’s altitude. Dancer’s parcel was planted in 1996. The white marl, limestone-rich soils here (quite different to the greater clay components of Dancer’s other red sites) tend to bring more perfume, raciness and powdery, fine structure. The overall feel this year is a wine of great prettiness, with tangy cherry, cranberry and amaro-noted fruit backed by ripe, fine tannins.
“Very fresh aromas are comprised by notes of red and dark berries that exhibit lovely spice wisps along with a background trace of earth. There is fine vibrancy to the intense, well-detailed flavors that terminate in a mildly austere bitter cherry suffused finish. As is usually the case, this is relatively fine and a wine that should drink reasonably well young if desired.” 90-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
Out of stockProducer: Vincent Dancer