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Much too young

I’ve had this wine before and I think it is great, it just appears it is going through some middle-aged awkwardness at the moment.

Pommard Premier Cru Clos des Epeneaux 2001, Comte Armand/Domaine des Epeneaux

A ripe, full-bodied nose of rich dark fruit and earth. It is framed with a seasoning of new oak. The nose is extremely expressive and charged with lovely, complex flavours. The palate has plenty of fruit, but at the moment the tannins seem a bit awkward. It is very complex with great persistence of flavour, though. Whilst this is a bit tough at the moment it is easy to see this is packed full of lovely flavours just waiting to emerge in five or so years time. It has the balanced required to make this a top wine. Excellent, but young.

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