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Domaine de Courcel<br />2018 Pommard Premier Cru Grand Clos des Épenots, 1.5 L<br>France

Domaine de Courcel
2018 Pommard Premier Cru Grand Clos des Épenots, 1.5 L
France

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Burgundy | France
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Pommard Premier Cru | Les Grands Epenots
Available Quantity: 3 in stock
98 points, La Revue Du Vin De France |
92+ points, Wine Advocate |
92 points, Wine Spectator |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
98 points, La Revue Du Vin De France
“Il sent la cerise noire. D’une grande richesse, sa puissance monte crescendo. C’est un vin musclé mais sans la moindre aspérité grâce à des tanins magnifiquement équilibrés et mûrs. Il fera date.”

92+ points, Wine Advocate
“I was skeptical about the potential of de Courcel’s 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots, but from bottle it’s showing very well. Of course, it’s a rich, powerful beast of a wine that’s typical of the style favored by winemaker Yves Confuron; but despite its tannins’ sheer abundance, the ripeness of the vintage has tempered them into something almost resembling youthful charm. Offering up aromas of blackberries, cassis, rose petals, peonies and kirsch, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, with a ripe, ample core of fruit and an imposing chassis of powdery tannin that nevertheless doesn’t impose any back-end asperity. This should be unusually approachable young, and evolve along the lines of de Coucel’s successful 2003s. It’s labelled at a mere 13.5%, and perhaps that’s true.”

92 points, Wine Spectator
“This ripe red is highlighted by flavors of plum, blackberry, and fruitcake, with a dense matrix of tannins lending support and accents of chocolate and tobacco gracing the lingering aftertaste. Although this seems to have the structure to age, the ripe fruit suggests enjoying it on the earlier side. Drink now through 2030. 300 cases imported.”

About The Winery
The Domaine de Courcel is a 400-year-old family-owned winery located in the village of Pommard in the Côte d'Or. Its current owners, three sisters and one brother, are the descendants of the founders. Gilles de Courcel provides leadership for the domaine, the estate is managed by Anne Bommelaer and Marie de Courcel, and Yves Confuron has served as the winemaker since 1996. Its prestigious Pommard Premier Crus include Le Grand Clos des Épenots, Les Rugiens, Les Frémiers, and Les Croix Noires. Tradition, modernism, and excellence are the pillars of this domaine.
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