Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2015

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SKU 02252

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The outstanding premier cru vineyard in Pommard named Clos des Epeneaux is owned exclusively by the Comte Armand domaine, making it a monopole. Planted from 1930 to 1986 , the soils are covered with stones on the surface, brown soils and hard limestone underneath. This esteemed domaine is located in Pommard in the Côte de Beaune of Burgundy. The wines are made from biodynamic vines, 100% de-stemmed with whole-grape fermentation, 20-30% new oak; the reds are unfined, unfiltered and the whites are fined and lightly filtered. 
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Beaune
Brand Comte Armand
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epenaux was tasted from barrel as a mixture of the old and younger vines. Cropped at 15 hectoliters per hectare, because of the hail, it matured in a maximum of 30% new oak. There was less pigeage this year as the wine does not usually need a big extraction, with just two punch downs. It was kept in tank for one week at 32 degrees Celsius before transferring into barrel. It has a very refined, quite powerful bouquet that manages to retain superb delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, hints of brown spice infusing the red berry fruit, black truffle and sage. This is a sophisticated Clos des Epenaux, clearly less extracted in the past, with a long tail on the aftertaste. This is a sublime expression of one of the best Côte de Beaune terroirs and an affirmation of Paul Zinetti as a talented winemaker worthy of following in Benjamin Leroux's footsteps. Drink Date: 2020-2045.

Neal Martin, December 30, 2016