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2005 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

95 Points Allen Meadows
A notably ripe and beautifully layered nose features black fruit compote that is cut with plenty of spice, earth and a hint of the sauvage. The dense, ripe and hugely powerful broad-shouldered flavors possess immense mid-palate concentration while delivering genuinely remarkable length on the velvety finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This is a big, bad Pommard and I underscore that this is going to require every bit of another decade to reach its apogee and 2030 to 2035 would not surprise me.

2005 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard ‘Clos des Epeneaux’ 1er Cru