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Domaine du Pavillon Clos des Ursulines Pommard 2011, France

Pinot noir

Classically firm Pommard, this is excellent "village"-class red Burgundy from a monopole vineyard owned outright by the large producer Albert Bichot. Medium-bodied and nuanced with a whiff of struck match, it's tightly structured, with ripe berries wrapped in chalky tannins. It should improve six or eight years in the cellar.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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