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2008 Courcel - Pommard Grand Clos des Epenots 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / POMMARD
  • 91 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 16 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 56597-2008-750-2A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A tight, grainy red, sporting cherry, red currant and mineral aromas and flavors. Linear, with an intense stony side and a lingering aftertaste.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Burghound | Rating: 94

    An unusually high-toned nose also displays a touch of wood that sets off subtle lower register notes of earth and humus that carry over to the textured and relatively supple medium weight plus flavors that possess excellent dry extract levels that completely buffer the firm and dense tannins on the deep, long and sappy finish. Terrific quality here but again, for the patient.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Courcel's 2008 Pommard Grand Clos des Epenots unites an almost bitter concentration of fresh blackberry with a red-chalk typical sense of iron filings somehow so vivid that you could imagine fining this Pinot with a magnet. Plumbing the delicious depths of this wine is like tucking into a meld of blood pudding and black fruit compote. Peat, damp earth, and cherry pit accents add further fascination and complexity in a long finish. This is the most overtly, firmly tannic of the present collection, but its concomitant complexity and overall concentration lead me to anticipate that a dozen or more years of cellaring will prove rewarding.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good deep red. Deep aromas of cherry, menthol, rose petal and licorice. Sweeter than the Fremiers, showing terrific intensity of red cherry flavor. Plenty of ripe acidity here but today it's hidden behind the fruit. Finishes with substantial, ripe building tannins that call for six to eight years of patience.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2011
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Pale/mid crimson. Indistinct, boiled-sweet/hard-candy aroma. Pretty tough tannins. Lots of extraction. Bitter finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 130 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors