2020 - Auxey Duresses 1er Cru Comte Armand
Colour
Red
Producer
Comte Armand
Region
Auxey-Duresses
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2024 - 2037
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 AUXEY DURESSES 1ER CRU COMTE ARMAND - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Comte Armand
Region
Auxey-Duresses
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2024 - 2037
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £240.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    Plenty of rich fruit compote characters, the light touch of 20% new oak gives a hint of vanilla and mocha sweetness. A wine with real breadth and an invigorating palate-cleansing freshness on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2021,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2020 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru, which also contains 8-10% whole bunch, has a more detailed, mineral-driven bouquet than the Village Cru though with a similar fruit profile. The palate is well balanced considering it only finished its malo one month earlier, a mixture of red and blueberry fruit with a slightly granular finish. A little heady, but it conveys a sense of place. Drink 2025 - 2038

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
    Score: 87-90

    Black centre with dark purple rim – this cuvée is always particularly deep in colour. Late malolactic and still has some of those aromatics. Powerful punchy stuff in a very dark fruit idiom, including some black cherry. Thick morello cherries right through to the finish, some tannins, still good acidity. 14.4%, which in fact is not unusual for this cuvée, and it can cope.

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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

Auxey-Duresses

Auxey Duresses is a lesser known appellation of 107 hectares located in the eastern hills above Meursault. Its slightly cooler climate with mostly north facing slopes enable its wines to be particularly crisp, fresh and occasionally austere in less warm vintages. Though three-quarters of its production is white, there are a handful of growers who produce reds. Due to its more modest status, its wines tend to provide excellent value for money . They are well worth seeking out particularly in warmer vintages.