1999 Pommard 'Clos des Epeneaux', Domaine Comte Armand
As is often the case, the fabulous Clos des Epeneaux from Comte Armand is something of a powerhouse. At just over 20 years old it's only just really reaching maturity, and even now there is a strong tannic backbone suggesting quite a few more years development. As it is there is still a good concentration of fruit on the palate with just a hint of some mushroomy and earthy secondary flavours which are so appealing in Pinot Noir. This is a classic that is right up there with some of the great Grand Cru of Burgundy.