2003 Mommessin Clos de Tart

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 92
  • BH 92

Reviews for 2003 Mommessin Clos de Tart

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2006
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.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2005
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+.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2006
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... 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+
BH 92
Burghound - Burghound, November 2009
This is enormously ripe and explodes from the glass with warm wood-framed aromas of coffee, tobacco, plum, prune, smoked meat and dried herbs that introduce massively constituted though not incredibly structured flavors... This is enormously ripe and explodes from the glass with warm wood-framed aromas of coffee, tobacco, plum, prune, smoked meat and dried herbs that introduce massively constituted though not incredibly structured flavors of serious size, weight and depth that are blessed with buckets of extract that completely buffer the firm and ripe tannic backbone. This is not my style but it's not imbalanced or unduly warm and it's a wine that will live for 50 years, perhaps longer. Like the '05, it's clear that my first in-bottle review was too optimistic in terms of the initial drinking window and as such, I have extended it.