2005 - Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Comte Armand
Colour
Red
Producer
Comte Armand
Region
Pommard
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2017 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
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2005 POMMARD 1ER CRU CLOS DES EPENEAUX COMTE ARMAND - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Comte Armand
Region
Pommard
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2017 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £916.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • BURG3

    Burghound, June 2017,
    Score: 95

    A notably ripe and beautifully layered nose features black fruit compote that is cut with plenty of spice, earth and a hint of the sauvage. The dense, ripe and hugely powerful broad-shouldered flavors possess immense mid-palate concentration while delivering genuinely remarkable length on the velvety finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This is a big, bad Pommard and I underscore that this is going to require every bit of another decade to reach its apogee and 2030 to 2035 would not surprise me. Note that one one example that I tried in 2015 was quite advanced though why it was I couldn't say.

  • BURG2

    Burghound, April 2008,
    Score: 94

    Like the 2006, this is presently brooding and even more backward with only grudging and very ripe notes of plum, spice and earth in evidence where the earthy character can also be found on the textured, velvety and mouth coating full-bodied flavors blessed by superb depth of material and so much dry extract that the finish is borderline chewy but not at all aggressive. A serious wine that will need at least 15 and probably 20 years to really be at its best but when it arrives, it should more than repay the wait. Note that in my strong opinion it is pointless to purchase this and try to enjoy it young as it really will need extended bottle age to justify the price of admission. Drink: 2025+

  • BURG1

    Burghound, January 2007,
    Score: 92-95

    The three different cuvées all brought something different to the blend in terms of elegance, power and depth. The blend, like the individual cuvées, displayed a moderately reduced nose that was interestingly enough, still fresh with notes of plum, spice and earth where the earthy character can also be found on the textured, velvety and mouth coating full-bodied flavors blessed by superb depth of material and so much dry extract that the finish is borderline chewy but not at all aggressive. A serious wine that will need at least 15 years to really be at its best but when it arrives, it should more than repay the wait.Drink: 2020+

  • BURG

    Burghound

    The three different cuvées all brought something different to the blend in terms of elegance, power and depth. The blend, like the individual cuvées, displayed a moderately reduced nose that was interestingly enough, still fresh with notes of plum, spice and earth where the earthy character can also be found on the textured, velvety and mouth coating full-bodied flavors blessed by superb depth of material and so much dry extract that the finish is borderline chewy but not at all aggressive. A serious wine that will need at least 15 years to really be at its best but when it arrives, it should more than repay the wait.Drink: 2020+

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Producer

Comte Armand

Clos des Épeneaux is Pommard’s most celebrated climat. The 5.23 hectare monopole has been in the Comte Armand family since 1828. Paul Zinetti took over from Benjamin Leroux as régisseur in 2014, and is rising to every challenge at this small, characterful domaine. They also have small holdings in Volnay and Auxey Duresses and, while these wines have the distinctive character of quintessential Côte de Beaune, they are also some of the most sophisticated, nuanced expressions you might taste across these villages. An understated use of new oak matches the textured fruit, and gentle handling in combination with intuitive biodynamic practices afford these wines both strength and delicacy. The domaine has begun to noticeably outpace its neighbours and redefine how the finest terroir of Pommard is capable of not only power but elegance as well.

Region

Pommard

A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.