Pommard 1er Cru "Les Epenots" 2001, Moissenet-Bonnard
This Pommard 1er Cru from the Pommard-basd Moissenet-Bonnard domaine has a lovely thick cherry colour with a maturity round the rim and visible sediment. The wine is non filtré and the "poacher's crotch" tertiary aromas confirm the full-on medieval nature of this pinot. But this poacher is carrying a punnet of black cherries, plums and vanilla pods. Lurking in the bottom of this punnet though is something dried and vegetal like a sun-dried leek. The second and third nose are more redolent of a dinner at Rules on a hot late August evening. Ferrets, wall-mounted stuffed roe deer trophies and sweet, oozing cranberry sauce come to mind. Good fruit breadth from black cherry juice and Victoria plums with a belle charpente from the Pommard tannins. A casserole of flavours combining the black fruits with cloying acidity and rye bread. An inspirational pinot in its awesome backwardness. The legend of pinot is alive!