Domaine Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Monopole 2007

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Type:Red WineVolume: 750ml

Winery:Domaine des Epeneaux Comte Armand

Country:France

Country:FranceRegion:Burgundy

District:Pommard

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

AG=93 Good full, bright red. Complex, sweet aromas of cherry, redcurrant, spices, and minerals. Suave, broad and deep, with noteworthy complexity and solid backbone to the flavors of red fruits and minerals. There's a medicinal reserve here that leavens the impression of sweetness. Finishes lush, smooth and long, with a fine dusting of tannins. Leroux compares this wine to the estate's 1999, which he described as "unusually approachable now," and suggests that the young 2007 may always be good to drink.

AM=91-93 Sweet spot Outstanding This is perhaps a bit more elegant than usual, it's certainly more elegant than either the 2005 or the 2006 versions and reminds me a bit of the 2001 aromatically. An expressive nose of red berry fruit, earth, and a hint of spice merges into cool, precise, and vibrant medium full-bodied flavors that are supported by firm but ripe tannins on the linear, long, and palate coating finish. This is really a lovely '07 with good muscle and solid mid-palate concentration. Note: the vine ages in this 5+ ha vineyard run from 18 to 75+ years of age. The 2007 Clos des Epeneaux is segregated into 3 different cuvées based on vineyard location and will then be blended in varying proportions. The tasting note that follows is based upon a sample that should reasonably resemble the final blend.

WA=91 The 2007 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux displays ripe plum and blackberry, underlain by rich meat stock and accented with leather and cinnamon. A palpable sense of extract and fine-grained tannins, as well as fresh fruit vivacity, lead me to expect greater aging potential here than from most wines of its vintage and pedigree, and further depth may emerge over the next 8-10 years.