2015 Louis Jadot Pommard Epenots 1er Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Vinous Media: 89-92
Burghound: 91-93
Red Wine


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"(from the same source as the Epenots): A bit darker red than the Epenots. Much more subdued on the nose, offering hints of dark cherry and licorice. At once dense and vinous, projecting more fruit sweetness and oak influence on the palate. Deeper and more tannic than the Epenots, which is more accessible today and will probably drink earlier." (VM)

"More moderate though hardly discreet wood surround the liqueur-like aromas of red raspberry, lilac, warm earth and soft floral scents. The voluminous middle weight flavors possess a pliant, round and relatively seductive mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the powerful, dusty and notably firm finish that delivers outstanding persistence. This won't win any awards for refinement but it is impressively constituted and thus patience recommended." (BH)

Winery Notes:
The commune of Pommard produces only red wines, and has no Grands Crus. Les Rugiens consists of two parcels, Les Rugiens Haut and Les Rugiens Bas, based on their respectively higher and lower positions at the summit of the Pommard slope. Rugiens comes from the French word rouge, referring to the reddish soil in the vineyard, a result of high iron content. In winemaking, the Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in tanks for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for 12 to 15 months before bottling.