Domaine du Château de Meursault, Pommard Clos des Épenots 1er Cru 1999

Chateau de Meursault Pommard Epenots 1999Fifteen-years on tasting.

Immature ruby.  Broad-shouldered, sauvage and obstinate: black currant leaf, boysenberry and sloe.  Secondary notes of blood, privet and pastis.  Charcoal and wood oil toasted.  Not hard per se: this is more boxy, Pommard viscera.  Grippy tannins, prominent but not too astringent.  Robust, ferrous finish.  Not for the faint-hearted: this wine speaks of ’99 architecture and indomitability.  Old-school, rustic Clos des Épenots. True civility is not attainable but a gain in generosity and succulence could be.  We have had some noteworthy 25+ year-old wines in both colors from Domaine du Château de Meursault.  There is richness to be found underneath.  But you have to wait.  Now – 2025+.

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