2009 Pommard, 1er Cru, Comte Armand, Burgundy

2009 Pommard, 1er Cru, Comte Armand, Burgundy

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2009 Pommard, 1er Cru, Comte Armand, Burgundy

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Made from the ‘young’ vines of Clos des Epeneaux, now averaging 25 years old, this Pommard from Domaine du Comte Armand, which is bounding with energy, is remarkably succulent with totally tamed tannins.

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An impressively layered and ripe nose of spiced plum, warm earth, and cassis merges into velvety middle weight flavors that are supported by firm tannins and ample amounts of dry extract that coat the mouth on the balanced, long and harmonious finish. This is delicious yet quite serious effort that will require up to a decade of cellar time to reach its peak.
Alan Meadows - Burghound - May-2011 Read more
Antonio Galloni, Vinous91-93/100
The 2009 Pommard 1er Cru reveals exceptional balance in its striking bouquet, expressive, layered fruit and fine, silky tannins. This racy, gorgeous wine is likely to be one of the sleepers of the vintage. The 1er Cru is made from younger vines in the Clos des Epeneaux ranging from 23-27 years of age. In 2009 it drinks far above its pedigree and is a great choice for readers who want to discover the unique qualities of this site without splurging for the Clos. I loved it. Tasted from barrel. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.
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About this WINE

Domaine Comte Armand

Domaine Comte Armand

Owned by the family of the Comte Armand since 1825, Clos des Epeneaux is among Pommard’s most revered vineyards. Post-phylloxera, it wasn’t replanted until 1930. Further vineyards were acquired in ’94: Auxey-Duresses, Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru, Volnay and Volnay’s Frémiets.

The modern era effectively began with Pascal Marchand, who was succeeded as winemaker by Benjamin Leroux. When Ben left in 2014 to focus on his own business, Paul Zinetti took the reins.

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The most powerful red wines of the Côte de Beaune emanate from Pommard, where complex soils with a high proportion of iron-rich clay produce deep-coloured, relatively tannic wines. A Pommard that is ready to drink in its first few years is probably not going to be a great example of the appellation.

Two vineyards stand out: the lower part of Les Rugiens, which has been mooted for promotion to Grand Cru status, and the five-hectare, walled Clos des Epéneaux, monopoly of Comte Armand.
  • 212 hectares of village Pommard
  • 125 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (28 in all). The finest vineyards include Les Rugiens, Les Epénots (including Clos des Epéneaux) and Pézérolles
  • Recommended producers: Comte Armandde Montille, de Courcel, J-M Boillot

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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