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Big and massive, packed to the brim with fruit and tannins. Shows elegance that bodes well for cellaring. Drink now through 2000. 1,500 cases made.
Benjamin Leroux poured the powerful 1990 Comte Armand Clos des Epeneaux from magnum. Still deeply colored, it was youthful and structured, with tons of fruit and terrific harmony.
Based in Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, Domaine Comte Armand has been owned by same family in since prior to the French revolution (1799), an astonishing feat. The domaine owns the vineyard of famous 13-acre Monopole Clos des Epeneaux, a 1er Cru in Pommard as well as vineyards productions: Auxey-Duresses, Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru, Volnay and Volnay Frémiets.
The Clos des Epeneaux’s rich and dense composition gives way to the terroir, but has been toned down in recent years by winemaking prodigy Benjamin Leroux and now Paul Zinetti. Comte Armand has earned a reputation as producing some of the world’s best wines, and is among a rare group that attains the rights as a monopole.
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