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Average critic rating : 88.0 points
D’Angerville’s 2008 Pommard Combe Dessus (from a site that is part premier cru, just north of Volnay Brouillards, that was the domaine’s first to be farmed biodynamically) features tart cherry, red currant, and rhubarb underlain by a rich sense of beef stock and chalk suffusion. The site’s iron-rich soil may be reflected in the wine’s smoky peat and Szechuan pepper notes. This is another rather spare but penetrating and persistent 2008 that should keep well for at least 6-8 years, and perhaps become more interesting as youthful tartness recedes, though I’m a bit skeptical on that count. ||Guillaume d’Angerville and Renaud de Villette had good reason for their upbeat assessment of 2008 quality given the vintage’s travails, notably July hail that ravaged their Champans and parts of their villages and Bourgogne holdings, as well as touching other sites. The hail came too soon in the season, though, to have ill-effects on the eventual health of the fruit, and the team did not start picking until the 27th of September. With the exception of Clos des Ducs and Taillepieds – bottled the week of my April visit, but showing no ill-effects, au contraire – the 2008s were bottled in early March. Wine Advocate.June, 2010
Guillaume d'Angerville manages the Domaine Marquis d'Angerville with modern edge yet still preserving the well established values that have been passed on for generations: rigour, respect of the important terroirs and humility to the power of nature in every vintage.2003 saw the team strengthened with the addition of François Duvivier, who is in charge of the vineyards and cultivation. François achieved his degree in oenology at Dijon university, and on joining made his first task to move to Domaine towards bio-dynamic farming.Marquis d'Angerville will appear on wines from Volnay 1er Cru vineyards, Meursault 1er cru and Pommard 1er cru.
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