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2003 Mommessin Clos de Tart

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WS95
  • WA94
  • ST92

Reviews

WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Aromas of tar and smoke with very pure concentrated blackberry and spice notes underneath mark this exotic seductive red. Silky and complex it caresses the palate. It needs a little time to absorb the oak but this is long... Aromas of tar and smoke with very pure concentrated blackberry and spice notes underneath mark this exotic seductive red. Silky and complex it caresses the palate. It needs a little time to absorb the oak but this is long and has great potential. Best from 2009 through 2030. 1250 cases made.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2003 Clos de Tart tasted at the estate and then again from an acquired bottle to witness the effect of air on it is an outstanding potentially exceptional wine. That being said I can’t help but wonder how... The 2003 Clos de Tart tasted at the estate and then again from an acquired bottle to witness the effect of air on it is an outstanding potentially exceptional wine. That being said I can’t help but wonder how magnificent it would have been if it had not been acidified. It is dark ruby/purple-colored and bursts from the glass with black cherries blackberries and roasting spices. Intensely powerful this wine boasts superb concentration and depth. A mouth-coating full-bodied thick effort it slathers the palate with black fruits. This sappy chunky wine possesses an extremely long finish with firm hard tannin. Air was kind to this 2003 bringing elegance to its muscular nature and slightly sweetening its tannin. Projected maturity: 2010-2025+.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry liqueur and dark tropical chocolate; "like a bon-bon," says Pithiot. Sweet, lush and huge, stuffed with fruit and torrefaction flavors. Amazingly thick and almost too... Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry liqueur and dark tropical chocolate; "like a bon-bon," says Pithiot. Sweet, lush and huge, stuffed with fruit and torrefaction flavors. Amazingly thick and almost too ripe for its own good, but there's superb retention of fruit here, no doubt due to the north-south direction of the vine rows. Finishes with big, dusty tannins, strong oakiness and palate-staining length. "Drink now through 2025," Pithiot suggests, although I suspect that this massive wine will shut down at some point, perhaps for a long time. The 2003 Clos de Tart could easily be tasted against the highest-octane examples from the New World. 92+