The 1998 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru is quite forward and evolved aromatically with peppermint-tinged red fruit, exotic in style and, consequently, missing some typicité. Firm and chewy tannins define the palate. It has lots of backbone and is bold with dense black fruit, but it is missing flair and complexity. A bit ponderous, to be frank. Tasted at the Clos des Epeneaux vertical in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030
Robert Parker 83
Deep ruby colour. A very sweet, super-Tuscan nose with prune and damp earth. The palate is very tannic and smothered in new oak. Muscular, slightly savory and Rhone-like on the finish. Is this a Burgundy? An ersatz wine. 7/05