MARCHAND TAWSE 2010 MIXED CASE
The excellent 2010 vintage from Pascal Marchand at exactly the same price as when it was released and we'll knock off 20%... and ground shipping included, of course. Includes 3-bottles of each:
Marchand-Tawse Nuits St Georges 2010
This village Nuits St Georges is an assemblage of three parcels, 'Les Allots' and 'Aux Lavieres' on the northern side of town nearer to Vosne-Romanee; and 'Les Maladieres' on the south side of town. The wine is ruby and bright with the fresh berry of youth, but with a structure that shows Pascal Marchand's judicious use of oak with light, sweet toast. Charming now, but will age beautifully.
Marchand-Tawse Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Feusselottes' 2010
Chambolle is a dream. With two of the greatest Grand Cru and a couple dozen Premier Cru vineyards in this tiniest of villages, Chambolle is a focal point of what makes Burgundy Burgundy. We talk of silk and lace when Chambolle is mentioned. 'Feminine', the un-PC French always says. It's interesting to see Pascal Marchand take on the superbly situated Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes, given his Pommard and Nuits experience, and his grip on earthiness. But as with his whites, he has touch, and he lets the minerality sing.
Marchand-Tawse Pommard 2010
Intense ruby, rich and full, this is Pommard in its excitable youth. From the attack, through the mid- palate and on through the long persistent finish, there is fruit, structure and vibrancy. Nice glass of wine.
Marchand-Tawse Pommard 1er Cru 'Les Epenots' 2010
Pascal made his reputation (and pretty much defined modern Pinot Noir) with his work at the Comte Armand's Clos des Epeneaux in Pommard beginning in the mid-80s. So he knows a thing or two about Pommard, and his old neighbor 'Les Epenots'. These are 60 year old vines, so there is muscle here, but Pascal is a master of fine tannins, so there is texture too. This is the image of the north side of Pommard. South-east exposure.