Domaine Lucien Boillot Pommard 1er Cru Les Frémiers 2008
"Smokey black tea and mulberry aromas in Lucien Boillot's 2008 Pommard Les Fremiers lead to a firm yet impressively gripping palate whose notes of salt, sage, berry skin, and stone add to a stimulating yet metaphorically dark personality. This ought to merit following for at least half a dozen years. 89 Points" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Pommard
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Dark and gutsy
Drink With: Beef Wellington
Les Frémiers is a premier cru climat of the Pommard appellation in the Côte De Beaune. Wines made from grapes grown within the climat may claim the Pommard premier cru title and also cite the Les Frémiers name on their labels.
Les Frémiers is part of the same lieu-dit (a French term for a geographical area with a traditional name) as the Fremiets climat in neighbouring Volnay. The two vineyards have identical pronunciations, but are quite capable of producing distinct styles of wine, the Pommard being heavier and more rustic, the Volnay being lighter and more restrained.