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thomas-moillard 2005 pommard 1er épenots

Thomas-Moillard Pommard-Épenots

Thomas-Moillard Pommard-Épenots

2005 Thomas-Moillard, Pommard-Épenots try to find this wine...
Medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose retains a consistently understated mix of the mineral, plus dark, deep red fruit. In the mouth it’s a powerful blend of intense fruit that peaks in the mid-palate, decaying with a creamy edge, and showing just enough tannin to poke it’s faint astringency through the blanket of fruit extract – slightly exacerbated by hint of carbon dioxide. The finish is very understated, but lingering and entirely made up of non-barrel elements – you can’t say that for many. Not the ultimate in smooth sophistication that many 2005’s can display, but at a good price, this would be an easy rebuy recommendation. Built with the long-term in mind, but today (at least) relatively approachable.
Rebuy – Yes

3 responses to “thomas-moillard 2005 pommard 1er épenots”

  1. ed

    I’m surprised you are finding these wines so approachable. I’ve noticed that what few 05s I have are going into their reluctant, dumb phase – losing some charm, fruit and perfume. They are so obviously well packed and balanced I fully expect them to re-emerge beautifully in a couple of years … but shutting down (or “in”) for now.

  2. Tom Blach

    My guess is that a couple of years is a rather short estimate, Ed. I bet we see all sorts of complaints about this vintage ten years down the line!

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