Comte Armand - Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2020 (750ml)


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Producer Comte Armand
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Pommard
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020
Sku 1304621
Size 750ml

Burghound: 91-94 Points

Discreet but not invisible wood influence can be found on the ripe aromas of various dark berries prominent earth and violet scents. Somewhat surprisingly in the context of the reported yields the mid-palate is not especially dense though I very much like the beguiling texture that is at once caressing yet powerful before culminating in a precise serious and equally austere if notably longer finale. This is an opulent and refined Clos des Epeneaux. (Drink starting 2030)

Vinous: 92-94 Points

The 2020 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru was a blend of two instead of four cuvées this year due to the depleted production. It has a precocious bouquet with black cherries raspberry menthol and blood orange scents that gather momentum in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins taut and fresh lightly spiced with hints of allspice and tangy quince. It displays fine composure towards the finish with impressive length. This is a superb Clos des Epeneaux though will it surpass the 2019? I?m not sure. (Drink between 2026-2050)

Jasper Morris: 90-94 Points

I tasted first the cuvée from young vines which did get rather overtaken by the summer conditions and then the old vines which showed as a brighter wine in sharper definition. What matters of course is the blend. This shows as having a deep dense purple colour while the bouquet is almost stunned into submission by the power of the wine. There is a huge wealth of dark fruit as black as it is red. Supercharged on the palate but