2016 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Pommard Clos des Epenots
2016 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Pommard Clos des Epenots, Pinot Noir from Pommard, Burgundy,France
Decanter 96 points – DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 – GOLD: Very hard to spit with floral notes of violets and peonies, plus crunchy raspberry and cranberry fruit aromas. The palate is elegant, smoky and complex with fine, chalky tannins, notes of spice, freshly cut flowers and a saline minerality. A wonderful wine that will evolve for years to come..May/2018
Vinous 93 points – The 2016 Pommard Clos des Epenots 1er Cru is a very pretty, effusive wine. A burst of sweet red cherry fruit, blood orange, mint, white pepper and cinnamon lends lovely aromatic brightness and lift to this mid-weight Pommard. Elegant and classy to the core, the 2016 is an absolute delight today, but it has plenty of potential as well. This restrained, understated Pommard is all class..October/2020
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.
.The fiefdom of Foulot Mill, that was later to become Chateau de Meursault, was created in the 11th century, during the reign of Robert the 1st. From 12th to 16th centuries, the owners of the fiefdom changed several times due to the struggle between the Duchy of Burgundy and the King of France. Starting from the 17th century, the Blancheton, the Serre, the Boisseaux and nowadays the Halley families succeeded each other – all of them having the same ambition of developing the reputation of Chateau de Meursault and its wines.