The Pommard Clos des Epeneaux from Comte Armand is a classic Pommard – made from a 5 ha clos locaded in the climates Petit Epenots (80%) and Grands Epenots (20%). The bouquet offer dark fruit, with notes of blueberries, dark cherries and raspberries – and a slightly austere eathy minerality – someewhat closed at the moment. The palate offer intense and quite muscular concentration – the fruit is focused and tight with a long mineralic and finely grained finish. A impressive Pommard – no doubt – all the elements are there, but the fruit is somehow lacking the ultimate sparkle and inner energy. I have tried to understand these wines for more than a decade … but they have never seduced me. Nevertheless a fine wine.
Photo by Frederik Kreutzer – thanks for sharing
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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