2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Pommard les Pezerolles

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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BH 91 JM 91
BH 91

Burghound, April 2020

A whiff of menthol can be found on the nicely layered aromas of violet, lilac, earth and red currant scents. The succulent and somewhat more refined middle weight flavors flash a discreet bead of minerality on the sneaky...
JM 91

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, February 2020

Pézerolles is an earthy and iron rich site which keeps cool. This comes from a mix of 35 and 45 year old vines with 20% of the stems retained. Much darker colour here. Sweetly perfumed dark fruit with a hint of volatile...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Pommard
Sub-appellation Les Pezerolles
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Pommard les Pezerolles, a red wine that embodies the essence of Burgundy. This captivating Pinot Noir is a true gem that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Domaine Ballot-Millot. With its deep red hue and elegant label, this wine exudes sophistication and promises a memorable tasting experience.

Hailing from the esteemed Pommard appellation in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, this wine is a testament to the region's rich winemaking heritage. The grapes used in crafting this masterpiece are sourced from the revered Les Pezerolles sub-appellation, known for its earthy and iron-rich terroir. These factors contribute to the unique character and flavor profile of this exceptional wine.

Upon pouring, the 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Pommard les Pezerolles captivates the senses with its sweetly perfumed dark fruit aromas. Delicate notes of violet, lilac, and earth intertwine with hints of red currant, creating a symphony of scents that is both enticing and alluring. The expert use of whole bunch fermentation lends a touch of volatility, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. With its well-defined structure and weighty presence, it displays a remarkable balance between power and finesse. Succulent flavors of dark fruit dance across the taste buds, accompanied by a discreet bead of minerality that adds a refreshing touch. As the wine lingers on the palate, the moderately firm tannins assert themselves, leaving a lasting impression.

Notable wine critics have recognized the excellence of the 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Pommard les Pezerolles. Jasper Morris, from Inside Burgundy, awarded it an impressive score of 91 points. He praises the wine's weight and purity, while also noting the potential of the volatile notes. Burghound also commends this wine, awarding it the same score and highlighting the contrast between the delicacy of the mid-palate and the firm tannic finish.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this wine strikes the perfect balance between elegance and intensity. It is crafted with utmost care and attention to detail, making it a must-have for any wine connoisseur. To fully appreciate the magnificence of the 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Pommard les Pezerolles, serve it slightly chilled and pair it with dishes that complement its complexity, such as roasted duck breast or wild mushroom risotto.

Indulge in the allure of Burgundy with the 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Pommard les Pezerolles, a wine that captures the essence of this world-renowned wine region. Immerse yourself in its seductive aromas, savor its intriguing flavors, and allow it to transport you to the heart of Burgundy with each sip.