93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bottled after 24 months' élevage, the 2017 Saint-Véran Les Pommards Vieilles Vignes opens in the glass with aromas of beeswax, freshly baked bread, yellow apple, dried white flowers and mandarin. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, it's a wine of real concentration and texture yet remains lively and dynamic, concluding with a long and saline finish.
More-than-fifty-year-old vines running through limestone and clay produce a wine that offers a creamy and luscious mouthfeel intertwined with a dry, stony minerality. Its aromas of sweet mandarin, lime leaf, and a hint of spice suggest a refreshing adult Creamsicle—perfect with summer sunshine and picnic fare or even a more elegant meal. While Les Pommards may be ignored by hard-line Meursault or Chassagne drinkers, you can do no better than to stock your cellar with this undervalued yet exceptionally worthy and genuinely charming jewel.