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  • Team JR
7 Jan 2017

See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture shows vines close to Pommard. 


PHILIPPE PACALET

  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet

    Parcel towards the quarry.
    Not much nose. Lightly honeyed but a bit dull.

    Drink 2019-2023
    15.5+
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Puligny-Montrachet

    50-year-old vines. Since 2011 they age them less than the reds to keep the freshness.
    Deep and dense and lightly honeyed. Lemon and herbs and very tight on the end.

    Drink 2019-2023
    16
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Nuits-St-Georges

    Pinot Blanc on calcareous soils. On the north of the RN74.
    Very charming and round. Smoky and made in old foudre. Good acid and substance.

    Drink 2019-2025
    16.5+
  • Philippe Pacalet, Grand Cru 2015 Corton-Charlemagne

    From 2001. Planted in 1929.
    Honeysuckle nose and good freshness. Real hazelnut and herbs. Very true to appellation. Not the richest Corton-Charlemagne I have found but well done.

    Drink 2021-2031
    17+
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Chénas

    Aged in big casks. Dark crimson. Very dark crimson. Lots of stuffing! Very dramatic dense, ripe fruit. Very firm tannins. Super-opulent purple fruits. Lots of tannin.

    13.5%
    Drink 2017-2024
    16.5
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Moulin-à-Vent

    He leases a parcel around the mill that his uncle Marcel Lapierre of Morgon described as the Romanée-Conti of Beaujolais. In large foudres. Semi-carbonic maceration with pigeage. 65- to 70-year-old vines. Granite, pink sand.
    Very floral and almost inky. Very concentrated and rich. Really quite extraordinary. 1985 produced wines like this in Beaujolais.

    Drink 2019-2026
    17
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Pommard

    Cask sample. Racked this morning. 100% stems.
    Pale ruby. INAO objects to his pale colours. Rich and sumptuous on the nose. Sweet and round – tastes as though it had some liqueur in it! Exotic. A hint of sous bois. Finishes a bit suddenly after this wonderful start. Which costs it 0.5 points.

    Drink 2021-2030
    16
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin

    Cask sample. 3 ha on 7 parcels. 12,000 bottles.
    A strong raspberry perfume and lots of exotic fruit. Broad, almost rude. Lots of mineral backbone. Masses of very obvious fruit and a bit of tingle on the end.

    Drink 2023-2032
    16.5
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Nuits-St-Georges

    Cask sample. Two parcels towards Vosne. One in Boudots.
    Quite developed aromatically. Without the energy of a typical Nuits on the nose. Round rosy sweet fruit to begin with and then lots of energy on the end. Lots to chew on. Finishes a little suddenly, in terms of fruit, but there is some stem energy. Chalky finish.

    Drink 2023-2030
    16+
  • Philippe Pacalet 2015 Chambolle-Musigny

    Cask sample. Pale ruby. Very sweet and exotic on the nose. Then it tightens up but it’s a bit rustic in terms of tannins.

    Drink 2023-2031
    15.5++
  • Philippe Pacalet, Les Sentiers 2015 Chambolle-Musigny

    Cask sample. Next to Bonnes Mares. On red clay.
    Very rich and sweet on the nose and then distinctly drying on the end. A bit much.

    Drink 2024-2032
    15.5
  • Philippe Pacalet, Aux Argillas 2015 Nuits-St-Georges

    Cask sample. 2008 onwards. Very little clay. 12,000 vines per ha. 65-70 years old.
    Liqueur nose. Very seductive. Dries a little towards the end. Needs lots of time. Bright fruit.

    Drink 2023-2033
    16.5
  • Philippe Pacalet, Lavaut St-Jacques 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin

    Cask sample. Three parcels make up 0.4 ha.
    Rich and glowing with animal fruit. Firm but the fruit covers the tannins nicely. Very dramatic.

    Drink 2024-2038
    17
  • Philippe Pacalet, Les Chaumes 2015 Vosne-Romanée

    Cask sample. Planted 1937. Made this since 2011. Lots of pebbles. Touches Malconsorts and La Tâche.
    Very energetic Vosne nose. Really racy and fruity. Massive – tastes almost like a fortified wine at first, before it tightens up.

    Drink 2023-2033
    16.5
  • Philippe Pacalet, Grand Cru 2015 Corton-Le Rognet

    Cask sample. Very deep crimson. Fresh and ferny on the nose. Very firm spine. Very clean finish. Just a bit dry on the end. Cherry juice with a bit of wood. Drying finish.

    Drink 2022-2032
    16.5
  • Philippe Pacalet, Grand Cru 2015 Clos de Vougeot

    Cask sample. Next to Grands Échezeaux. Old vines, plants fins. Ploughed. Quite clayey parcel. Five rows of 300 m that take in all three soil types.
    Bright crimson. Bitter cherry and masses of energy. Fizzy and with masses of life.

    Drink 2025-2038
    17
  • Philippe Pacalet, Grand Cru 2015 Échezeaux

    Cask sample. Near Clos St-Denis.
    A bit reduced and tough at first with bright fruit underneath. Not a charmer for the moment!

    Drink 2028-2040
    16++
  • Philippe Pacalet, Grand Cru 2015 Charmes-Chambertin

    Cask sample. Two little parcels of 30- and 60-year-old vines. All Mazoyères.
    Polished sweet glacé cherry fruit and an animal note. Again lightly drying on the end but the intensity of fruit saves it from being too much. The most alcoholic of his wines at 13%.

    Drink 2027-2040
    16.5+
  • Philippe Pacalet, Grand Cru 2015 Ruchottes-Chambertin

    Cask sample. Been making this for 15 years. Three barrels in 2015, two in 2016 and sometime it has been one.
    Liquorice intense nose – not just sweetness. Really convincing until the slight coconut note on the end. Big and rich. Explosive. Long.

    Drink 2028-2045
    17+

DOMAINE JEAN-MARC ET HUGUES PAVELOT and MAISON HUGUES PAVELOT