Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux

2015 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux Comte Armand

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 94 (2018 Apr.)

Here the nose is notably riper than the 2016 version yet it manages to retain good freshness to the pure red berry fruit, earthy, floral and spice-suffused aromas. The decidedly dense, tautly muscular and powerful broad-shouldered flavors are underpinned by notably firm tannins and outstanding length on the beautifully complex finale that exhibits just enough warmth to warrant mentioning. This is quite clearly built-to-age and it's going to need it. In a word, impressive.

Vinous - Score: 92+ (2018 Nov.)

The 2015 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru takes time to coalesce in the glass, eventually revealing black cherries, raspberries, autumn leaves and a touch of incense. It is understated and classic in style, but seems to grow with aeration. The crisp palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin and plenty of tension – a bit linear and strict at the moment, though I suspect this will age with real style once it has gotten through its adolescence. Do not touch for 5 to 7 years. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.