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2005 Epeneaux (Armand) - Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru Pinot Noir - France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Pommard - Red - Premier Cru

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Pommard

Red Pinot Noir - Premier Cru
Score
BH 94
IWC 93(+?)
WA 94-96
JR 18.5
Drink Dates
WA: 2012+
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750ml $169.95
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BH 94
Source Burghound
Issue Issue 30
Drink Dates 2025+

Like the 2006, this is presently brooding and even more backward with only grudging and very ripe notes of plum, spice and earth in evidence where the earthy character can also be found on the textured, velvety and mouth coating full-bodied flavors blessed by superb depth of material and so much dry extract that the finish is borderline chewy but not at all aggressive. A serious wine that will need at least 15 and probably 20 years to really be at its best but when it arrives, it should more than repay the wait. Note that in my strong opinion it is pointless to purchase this and try to enjoy it young as it really will need extended bottle age to justify the price of admission.

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IWC 93(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 137

($128) 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.

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JR 18.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2012-2024

Truffley, autumnal, very rich. Dense – truly profound. Benjamin Leroux is clearly doing a great job here.

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WA 94-96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 170
Drink Dates 2012+

The 2005 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux was still in three lots segregated by age and location of vines when I tasted - each fascinatingly delicious in itself, and the concentration of the old vines portion in itself almost too severe. Fascinating dark berry, carnal and mineral notes mingle in the nose. Low-tone sirloin meatiness, black cherry, cassis, faintly bitter black chocolate, and toasted hickory inform a glycerin-rich, polished, yet firmly structured palate. Notes of licorice, horehound, and mineral salts add complexity to a finish of palate-staining intensity and grip. This superb Pommard should require 5-7 years of cellaring and reward considerably more.

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