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2007 Mommessin Clos de Tart

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WS94
  • WA93
  • ST92
  • BH92
  • JL

Reviews

WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
Intense aromas of graphite and mineral make an immediate impact, with black cherry, black currant and spice flavors adding depth and dimension. This has concentration and a juicy texture, pushing the long, peppery... Intense aromas of graphite and mineral make an immediate impact, with black cherry, black currant and spice flavors adding depth and dimension. This has concentration and a juicy texture, pushing the long, peppery aftertaste. Shows fine harmony and expression overall. Best from 2012 through 2024. 281 cases imported. - BS
WA93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Sweetly perfumed with flowers and with black fruit candies that render a confectionary impression on the palate (and Sylvain Pitiot did not demur from my description: "bonbon-like"), the 2007 Clos de Tart... Sweetly perfumed with flowers and with black fruit candies that render a confectionary impression on the palate (and Sylvain Pitiot did not demur from my description: "bonbon-like"), the 2007 Clos de Tart manages to harmoniously integrate vanilla, caramel, and resin from new wood. Even more than in the corresponding 2008, fresh juiciness of cassis and black raspberry and a saliva-stimulating salinity lend this lift and enticement so that it doesn't become another too-familiar modern-day exercise in mere dark berry jam on a new oaken shingle. Sandalwood and black tea contribute further interest. Judgments will differ depending on the degree to which one is attracted by the style of this polished and persistent confection of Pinot Noir, but it certainly reflects what Pitiot describes as "my intention - and my taste - (namely) always to harvest just before the limiting point of over-ripeness and excess is reached." I would anticipate this showcasing its virtues and Pitiot's ideal over the next 7-10 years, and doubt that the 2008 will ever be able to compensate for its relatively less charm, seductiveness, or seamlessness. --- David Schildknecht
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2010
Bright red-ruby. Liqueur-like black raspberry, mocha and spices on the nose, with a hint of dried fruits. Then opulent, sweet and highly concentrated on the palate, with cherry, mineral and licorice flavors sexed up by a... Bright red-ruby. Liqueur-like black raspberry, mocha and spices on the nose, with a hint of dried fruits. Then opulent, sweet and highly concentrated on the palate, with cherry, mineral and licorice flavors sexed up by a note of molten chocolate. This lacks the peppery high notes of the young 2008 but the texture is more plush today. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and enough energy to ensure an extended evolution in bottle.
BH92
Burghound - Burghound, January 2010
An expressive and quite cool nose blends floral notes, discreet wood, spice hints and ripe black pinot and plum that seamlessly intermingle with rich, delicious and impressively concentrated big-bodied flavors that... An expressive and quite cool nose blends floral notes, discreet wood, spice hints and ripe black pinot and plum that seamlessly intermingle with rich, delicious and impressively concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess really lovely acid/fruit/tannin balance, all wrapped in a complex, serious and palate staining finish. The subtle influence of the stem tannins gives the very rich, indeed almost lush finish an appealing sense of lift. This displays excellent potential to develop over the next 10 to 15 years and it should last 30.
JL
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, February 2012
Dark, cherry wood core with traces of garnet. Shy at first, with air the nose reveals ripe cherry, incense, light florals, and sweet oak, underscored by candied fruits and black tea. Medium to full bodied on the palate... Dark, cherry wood core with traces of garnet. Shy at first, with air the nose reveals ripe cherry, incense, light florals, and sweet oak, underscored by candied fruits and black tea. Medium to full bodied on the palate, with flavors of mocha, black currant and brown spices. This is a charming, wonderfully well-integrated and polished effort with a silky texture and an elegant, lengthy finish. Should easily age for 20 years. Fantastic!

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