2015 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru "Clos des Epeneaux" (750ml)

2015 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru "Clos des Epeneaux" (750ml)

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95 points Wine Advocate

The 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux is fabulous, wafting from the glass with notes of wild berries, orange peel, cinnamon, rich soil and espresso. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and layered, with a lovely line of bright acidity, fine-grained tannins, sappy energy, and terrific depth and tension at the core. This is a great Clos des Epeneaux from Paul Zinetti. (WK)  (4/2018)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Here the nose is notably riper than the 2016 version yet it manages to retain good freshness to the pure red berry fruit, earthy, floral and spice-suffused aromas. The decidedly dense, tautly muscular and powerful broad-shouldered flavors are underpinned by notably firm tannins and outstanding length on the beautifully complex finale that exhibits just enough warmth to warrant mentioning. This is quite clearly built-to-age and it’s going to need it. In a word, impressive.  (4/2018)

94 points Decanter

Red and black fruits, grilled meat, tar, espresso and dark spice mingle in a complex bouquet. The palate is powerful, sanguine and sapid, framed around bright acids and refined tannins, with already nicely integrated new oak. Comte Armand's capable new winemaker, Paul Zinetti, is aggressively pursuing new oak that synergises better with the Domaine's wines, and that endeavour seems to have already borne fruit with the flagship wine. Drinking Window 2028 - 2060 (WK)  (12/2016)

93 points Vinous

Healthy dark red. Less dark on the nose than this wine appeared to be in November of 2016, with its redcurrant and cherry aromas complicated by menthol and flinty minerality. At once silky and energetic on entry, offering thick yet brisk flavors of acidulated small red fruits, spices and minerals. This highly concentrated wine finishes with substantial ripe tannins, saturating the entire palate and building slowly on the aftertaste. Zinetti did a gentler extraction in 2015 but this wine should still last for a long time. It may well merit an even higher score ten years or so down the road. (ST) 93+  (1/2018)