- 2008 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru (11/8/2020)
Decanted 6 hrs. Lovely, elegant nose, brimming with spices and flowers. It really took a while to get a good read on this, first glass was pretty tight (even with lots of swirling) but eventually this peeled back to reveal a rock solid core of black strawberries, loads of white pepper and a bit of Pommard ruggedness. By the second glass, a savory sous bois and gamey character had me almost thinking of a Northern Rhone, but no, still definitely pinot. Lots of structure and acidity, so many years ahead but enough charm to drink today with a long decant. The more red burgs I drink I am finding that I seem to get less out of them when shared with 3 or 4 people or I only get a glass. Give me the bottle (or with my wife) and 2 to 3 hrs. to slowly explore the wine seems to consistently yield a better overall experience. (93 pts.)
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