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2002 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard ‘Clos des Epeneaux’ 1er Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Comte Armand
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Size

Domaine Comte Armand in Pommard has been under the ownership of the same family in an unbroken line since before the French revolution, an extreme rarity in Burgundy. Until 1994 the domaine owned only one vineyard, their famous 13-acre Monopole Clos des Epeneaux – an outstanding 1er Cru in Pommard. The current Comte Armand – Vicomte Gabriel Armand, is a Parisian lawyer who has continued the family tradition of relying on resident-managers, or regisseurs, to conduct all of the domaine’s affairs.

In 1999 they handed the keys to 23 year-old Benjamin Leroux, a promising local winemaking prodigy who has risen to earn a reputation among the world’s best. Ben completed the transition to Biodynamic farming for the estate.

Tasting Notes

93 Points Antonio Galloni
Bright medium red, with little sign of amber. Expressive aromas of redcurrant, cinnamon, mocha, leather and earth, with complicating ferrous notes of iron and tobacco. Wonderfully silky and fine-grained, showing lovely class and lift to its red fruit and spice flavors. Not a powerhouse but remarkably suave and smooth for Pommard. Really rises and lingers on the highly aromatic finish. Still on an upswing.

93 Points Jasper Morris
Beautiful bright colour. Brilliant energy in this wine, the fruit just beginning to emerge with some characteristic pepperiness. The whole shows amazing balance, an ethereal wine dancing lightly over the firm footing of Pommard. Approachable soon, but will surely keep.

2002 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard ‘Clos des Epeneaux’ 1er Cru