Mid crimson. Pretty intense, very fruity, scented nose. Masses going on here ' a real cocktail that conjures up bees buzzing around collecting pollen somehow. Impressive!
Author: Jancis Robinson
The 2013 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux has a fragrant bouquet once it loses it inhibitions and wafts from the glass: freshly crushed strawberry, red cherries, granite and just a suggestion of camphor that may or may not be there once in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied with a well-balanced, slightly savory entry, plenty of crunchy red berry fruit interlaced with mocha and mushroom scents. It is not the most powerful Clos des Epeneaux, but it is well crafted and feels persistent in the mouth. Drink this over the next 10-15 years.
Author: Neal Martin
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
There is the barest whisper of wood setting off the cool, pure and airy mix of red and dark currant, violet, earth and tea scents. There is a lovely sense of energy to the tight and precise middle weight flavors that are not as dense as the 8 hl/ha yield would suggest. The linear, moderately structured and austere finish is balanced but not generous and it will be interesting to see if the overall mouth feel fleshes out with time in bottle. Note that I doubt that this will drink especially well young so patience will be required.
Author: Allen Meadows
Medium red. Lovely lift to the aromas of raspberry, mint and wild herbs; one can smell the acidity here (the pH is a relatively low 3.3). Then plump and fine-grained but bright, showing moderate complexity and depth but lovely delicacy and precision to its dark fruit and spice flavors. A strong dusting of tannins avoids dryness. Very understated for this bottling, even light. - Stephen Tanzer