The Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 02 from Armand is still quite backward. In the nose layers of dark berry fruit … quite introvert … with notes of plums and tar. On the palate quite intense and dark – with a muscular and powerful midpalate and a long earthy mineral driven finish. It’s not austere but certainly not showing any resolved complexity and is strangely distant and introvert. Would try to keep it 10 years more .. and hope for more complexity. A good wine … but I’m not a fan!
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2011 March 8, 2014
- Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2002 January 13, 2014
- Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2010 March 16, 2013
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