Bright, vibrant crimson. Real competence. Round fruit, but no sacrifice of structure. Very convincing
Author: Jancis Robinson
Burghound | Rating: 93
Like the 2001, this too has not really budged since it was initially reviewed from bottle. The extract of black cherry nose that reflects notes of both earth and limestone is classy, elegant, ripe and forceful with sappy, gorgeously intense, very fresh and concentrated flavors of immense depth and reserve. The finish is very pinot in character and while there is plenty of structure, it is sophisticated and relatively fine. While I slightly prefer the '01 version, this is stylistic rather than qualitative preference as it's clear that the '02 is a great young Clos des Epeneaux as it too is blessed with enormous potential.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
The 2002 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux does not quite match the previous vintage. It has a stern, earthy, tobacco-scented bouquet with touches of small dark cherries and potpourri, followed by a scent of iodine. The palate is sweet on the entry with well-judged acidity and comes across as quite feminine, a trait more evident in subsequent vintages. It feels natural and concludes with a delicate touch of spice that lingers in the mouth. This is very fine.