Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux

2013 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux Comte Armand

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 89-91 (2015 Apr.)

There is the barest whisper of wood setting off the cool, pure and airy mix of red and dark currant, violet, earth and tea scents. There is a lovely sense of energy to the tight and precise middle weight flavors that are not as dense as the 8 hl/ha yield would suggest. The linear, moderately structured and austere finish is balanced but not generous and it will be interesting to see if the overall mouth feel fleshes out with time in bottle. Note that I doubt that this will drink especially well young so patience will be required.

Vinous - Score: 91 (2019 May.)

The 2013 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru has an impressive bouquet with crushed strawberry, star anis and flecks of dried orange peel, perhaps more harmonious than the 2011 and more intense. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit that dovetails into a more savory, slightly grainy-textured finish where it just eases off the gas. Fine, but a more approachable Clos des Epeneaux compared to other recent vintages. Tasted at Goedhuis & Co.'s annual Burgundy tasting in London.