Mommessin Clos de Tart 2001

AM 95
FWR 95
B&D 95
IWC 93
WA 93
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95 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "I have been in love with this wine since I first encountered it in barrel and it seems only to have gotten better and better. An elegant, pure and refined nose of earth, coffee, spice and intensely perfumed black cherries combine with focused, tautly muscular, remarkably complex and precise full-bodied, sweet and palate staining flavors that seem to go on and on. But the quality that impresses me the most is the dazzling combination of finesse and power, all wrapped in a finish of near perfect harmony and balance. This should be capable of aging well for at least two decades. A great wine that is not as dense or monumental as the '05 but this is finer. Drink: 2019+. (Jan 2010)"

95 points Fine Wine Review: "Sylvain Pitiot is succeeding brilliantly in recapturing the quality and reputation of this vineyard as one of the greatest on the Côte de Nuits. Here, he has produced in just a few short years after he took over, the finest Clos de Tart since 1985, if not long before. Spiced red fruits in the nose are followed by a dense harmonious body with spiced red fruit and some cocoa, wrapped in a lively, nervous body. 2012-2032. (Issue #98; 2004)"

95 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France:"A great complex nose, starting to show gently spicy notes of age. Generous body, great follow-up on the palate, but it hasn't quite mellowed yet; it would be crazy to drink it at this stage. Drink: 2013 up to 2021. (2011)"

93 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): "Bright ruby-red. Tangy, fresh, very complex nose combines blackberry, blueberry, redcurrant, tobacco, violet, espresso and minerals. Tightly wound and rather unforthcoming today (this was bottled last April), but shows superb freshness and clarity. Hints of berries and minerals. Finishes very firm and tight but not hard, with excellent length. I wouldn’t go near this wine for six or seven years. (Mar/Apr 2004)"

93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "One of the standout Clos de Tart’s of the tasting, the 2001 seems to have come on leaps and bounds. It is blessed with a very expressive bouquet, quite earthy at first, autumnal but with such complexity. Raspberry leaf, strawberry and a touch of smoke. Certainly an aromatic profile moving firmly into secondary aromas. The palate has wonderful delineation, coalescing in front of your eyes with thrilling mineralite and an almost 'Oriental' finish. Returning after an hour, there is a heady aromas of mocha and cafe latte that is almost intoxicating. Drink now-2018. (Sep 2010)"

Clive Coates (Quarterly Review of Wines): "Just about mature. Very lovely gentle, fragrant nose with a touch of oak. Fresh and lovely. Medium to medium-full body. Ripe, soft and round yet with good grip and intensity and no lack of vigor. Really seductive. Very fine indeed for the vintage. Now-2018. (Spring 2011)"
95 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "I have been in love with this wine since I first encountered it in barrel and it seems only to have gotten better and better. An elegant, pure and refined nose of earth, coffee, spice and intensely perfumed black cherries combine with focused, tautly muscular, remarkably complex and precise full-bodied, sweet and palate staining flavors that seem to go on and on. But the quality that impresses me the most is the dazzling combination of finesse and power, all wrapped in a finish of near perfect harmony and balance. This should be capable of aging well for at least two decades. A great wine that is not as dense or monumental as the '05 but this is finer. Drink: 2019+. (Jan 2010)"

95 points Fine Wine Review: "Sylvain Pitiot is succeeding brilliantly in recapturing the quality and reputation of this vineyard as one of the greatest on the Côte de Nuits. Here, he has produced in just a few short years after he took over, the finest Clos de Tart since 1985, if not long before. Spiced red fruits in the nose are followed by a dense harmonious body with spiced red fruit and some cocoa, wrapped in a lively, nervous body. 2012-2032. (Issue #98; 2004)"

95 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France:"A great complex nose, starting to show gently spicy notes of age. Generous body, great follow-up on the palate, but it hasn't quite mellowed yet; it would be crazy to drink it at this stage. Drink: 2013 up to 2021. (2011)"

93 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): "Bright ruby-red. Tangy, fresh, very complex nose combines blackberry, blueberry, redcurrant, tobacco, violet, espresso and minerals. Tightly wound and rather unforthcoming today (this was bottled last April), but shows superb freshness and clarity. Hints of berries and minerals. Finishes very firm and tight but not hard, with excellent length. I wouldn’t go near this wine for six or seven years. (Mar/Apr 2004)"

93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "One of the standout Clos de Tart’s of the tasting, the 2001 seems to have come on leaps and bounds. It is blessed with a very expressive bouquet, quite earthy at first, autumnal but with such complexity. Raspberry leaf, strawberry and a touch of smoke. Certainly an aromatic profile moving firmly into secondary aromas. The palate has wonderful delineation, coalescing in front of your eyes with thrilling mineralite and an almost 'Oriental' finish. Returning after an hour, there is a heady aromas of mocha and cafe latte that is almost intoxicating. Drink now-2018. (Sep 2010)"

Clive Coates (Quarterly Review of Wines): "Just about mature. Very lovely gentle, fragrant nose with a touch of oak. Fresh and lovely. Medium to medium-full body. Ripe, soft and round yet with good grip and intensity and no lack of vigor. Really seductive. Very fine indeed for the vintage. Now-2018. (Spring 2011)"
Product SKU 103400
Producer Mommessin
Country France
Region Burgundy
Vintage 2001
Size 750ml
Color Red
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