2004 Jean-Claude Boisset Pommard 1er Cru Clos de Verger

Rather than try to explain what Pommard 1er Cru Clos de Verger means, I'll quote the very helpful description from wine-searcher.com:  "Clos de Verger is a Premier Cru climat of the Pommard appellation in the Cote de Beaune. Wines made from grapes grown within the climat may claim the Pommard Premier Cru title and also cite the Clos de Verger name on their labels."

And where is the Cote de Beaune?  Also from wine-searcher.com: "The Cote de Beaune is a key wine-producing sub-region of Burgundy in eastern France. The name is also used for the local appellation Cote de Beaune, which covers entry-level wines, generally from the hilltop sites on the western side of the Cote d'Or escarpment. The title means 'Hillside of Beaune' – Beaune being a large market town and the epicenter of the Cote d'Or wine trade."



So there you have it.  This bottle cost me about $38 from invino.com, which I've just discovered and like thus far.  It's about the most I've paid for a bottle of wine.

And I really liked it (for $38, I should), one of the few pinot noirs I can say that about.  Most pinots, to my taste, are too light weight.  This one had more body to it.  There was a note to the first glass that I couldn't put my finger on.  I was thinking oregano, but wine-searcher says some of these wines get an extra oomph from iron in the soil, so maybe that's what it was.  The entry says the iron makes these wines more "masculine"; maybe that's why I enjoyed it more.

A very nice wine, it went well with food but it was also good just being sipped.  Highly recommended.