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1999 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux

Comte Armand

93Average Score
flagBurgundy / France
Red

(from yields of <45 hl/ha where the fruit was macerated for almost 5 weeks; the '99 has a higher percentage of 30+ year old vines than usual as the higher yields allowed more of the younger vine fruit to be allocated to the Pommard and Pommard "1er"). A genuinely brilliant nose that is at once extravagant and highly expressive reflects intensely earthy and spicy aromas that remain completely primary before giving way to opulently rich, round and notably sweet medium full-bodied flavors that deliver flat out incredible length on the mocha, velvet and mouth coating finish. Despite the higher than normal yields, this is really quite concentrated, seamless and exquisitely harmonious. In sum, this is a Clos des Epeneaux that should age for years to come, particularly in magnum format. Note that this isn't quite completely ready but it's getting close, especially if given 30 to 60 minutes of aeration first. Tasted twice in this format with consistent notes. Jun 2012, www.burghound.com, Drink: 2014+

Allen Meadows, Burghound    Score: 94/100

Bts-0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace£145.00
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