Why Big Red Diary?
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2009 Comte Armand, Auxey-Duresses 1erMar. 2011
A blend of two premier crus. Nervous, quite wide then a darker depth with some mineral/coal – a very interesting nose. Good balance and a lovely, lovely length – actually the length is the defining feature of this wine – really super!
2009 Comte Armand, VolnayMar. 2011
The nose has quite a heavy central fruit. In the mouth this seems much more elegant than the nose; supple and very, very wide. I see the Volnay in the flavours if not (yet) on the nose.
2009 Comte Armand, Volnay FremietsMar. 2011
A deeper nose with hints of reduction – certainly more open-knit than the villages. The tannins have a little more ‘grab’ – but not in a negative sense. Just a little more complexity here.
2007 Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des EpeneauxMar. 2011
The nose delivers a blast of red fruit, a little confiture and perhaps a sprig of mint too. Narrow and very mineral – just a very long line of flavour that runs right through the wine. This was picked late but there is no obvious dimension of ‘sweet’ to the wine – very fine for the vintage!
2005 Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des EpeneauxMar. 2011
A much deeper colour. The nose offers density without ‘heft’. Wide, concentrated yet somehow balanced – post-swallowing there is a really intense finish. Quite open – I’m surprised – but a wine for the ages…
2008 Comte Armand, Pommard 1erMay. 2010
Lovely forward red fruit aromas – very nice. Supple, mouth-filling and lots of dimension. Really super.
2008 Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des EpeneauxMay. 2010
Really beautiful fruit aromas that are edged with herbs. Lots of structure but still the fruit bubbles below. Very long – one to keep.
2007 Comte Armand, Pommard 1erMay. 2010
The young vines of the Clos des Epeneaux. Warm, dark red fruit aromas – supple and sweet. There’s plenty of ripe, slightly astringent tannin. Really a mouth-filler with a good finish.
2007 Comte Armand, Pommard Clos des EpeneauxMay. 2010
The nose is finer with precise red berries. Fresher than the young vines cuvée with super mid-palate fruit. This has the impression of being more mineral. Still plenty of tannin here.
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