Updated: Dec 1, 2019
Domaine de la Pousse d'Or
If you are in the shop holding this £60 bottle, without finding a solution to the dilemma: “buy or not too buy it”… then my friend, leave it and look around for some other options. Don’t get me wrong; the wine is good, damn good! But once you pour it into your glass, it is quite likely you will be disappointed, especially if you are looking for opulence. This wine is the emblem of the elegance. It comes from Chambolle-Musigny, located in the northern part of Cote de Nuits. Most of the red grand crus come from this area of Burgundy, but this bottle is a mere Village. Santé!
In the glass the wine has a brilliant ruby colour. The intensity is medium. The nectar is clear with no traces of deposits.
The aromas are mildly intense (medium). Nevertheless you can still find charming floral notes and lovely fresh red fruits. The secondary are quite subdued with just and hint of cedar. On the tertiary, we can smell a dried cranberry.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a high level of acidity. The tannins are medium as well as the level of the alcohol (i.e. 13%). As soon as you drink it and the wine is in your mouth, the magic happens. The wine is like velvet on the palate. It is rounded, silky, and well balanced. Everything is in equilibrium.
On the palate we find all the aromas already evident to the nose. The red fruits become more succulent, without transcending into the byzantine opulence.
I do really enjoy this nectar. But my guests don’t. Probably it is not worth to drink with a meal. It is too well educated. This wine whispers, it doesn’t talk. Enjoy a glass of it (even lightly chilled!) while you sit on the sofa thinking about absolutely nothing but yourself!