2005 Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • BH 95
  • ST 93
  • NM 90

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BH 95
Burghound, June 2017
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... 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.
ST 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2008
(93+) Saturated ruby. Superripe but fresh aromas of black raspberry, licorice and spices, with a hint of more exotic fruits. Sweet but not quite jammy, with very rich and distinctly black fruit flavors complicated by... (93+) Saturated ruby. Superripe but fresh aromas of black raspberry, licorice and spices, with a hint of more exotic fruits. Sweet but not quite jammy, with very rich and distinctly black fruit flavors complicated by spices and bitter chocolate. A Pommard of compelling depth and verve, with flavors mounting slowly and inexorably to take over the entire palate. Finishes very long, with a boatload of tannins. This is huge in terms of its fruit, tannins, alcohol (14%) and acidity (the pH is just 3.3). Leroux believes that it's even riper than the 1990 version, but notes that this style of wine "is not why I'm working in Burgundy." This should evolve in bottle for at least two decades, but I believe it's already beginning to shut down.
NM 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
The 2005 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux is a rather controversial wine. Benjamin Leroux was not as enthused by the vintage as others. “We went for more extraction to see how far we could go,” he rued, “It is not a wine that I... The 2005 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux is a rather controversial wine. Benjamin Leroux was not as enthused by the vintage as others. “We went for more extraction to see how far we could go,” he rued, “It is not a wine that I hate. But it is not a wine that I love.” I concur. It has a youthful nose of quite powerful, almost burly black fruit laced with iodine and dried petals, that is nicely focused. The palate is full-bodied and sinewy, with layers of spicy red and black fruit and a dash of white pepper and cloves. Though it offers impressive dimension, it is exactly that – more impressive than pleasurable, and there is a distinct lack of finesse and terroir expression toward the finish. A Clos des Epeneaux showing off? Drink 2015-2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2005