The 2017 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er Cru feels just a little flat on the nose; it s clean but needs to convey more energy. The palate is fleshy with lower acidity than its peers – a Pommard that is "open for business." Sweet with candied orange peel and black pepper on the finish. Fine, but not long-term. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2030
Robert Parker 94
The 2017 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux has gained in depth and dimension with elevage and showed very well from bottle, unfurling in the glass with an expressive, youthfully fruit-driven bouquet of raspberries, cherries, candied peel and rose petals, framed by a subtle touch of new oak. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, velvety and fleshy, with succulent acids and elegant tannins. While this isn’t as rich, muscular or gourmand as the 2018, it’s an immensely seductive wine that will drink well comparatively younga though readers should still plan on exercising at least a decade’s patience.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2055