The Joseph Drouhin Pommard Premier Cru ‘Les Grands Epenots’ 2019 offers a captivating sensory experience characteristic of high-quality Burgundy wines. It presents a beautiful deep ruby color, indicative of its richness and depth. The nose is complex, intense, and elegantly nuanced, showcasing the traditional expressions of Pinot Noir. You will find hints of red fruits such as blackcurrant, gooseberry, and wild cherry, harmoniously mingled with lighter notes of violet and liquorice.
Upon tasting, this wine delivers a clear-cut and lively impression, quickly giving way to a pleasant acidulous roundness. Its amplitude and power are balanced by an elegant structure, with tannins that are very much alive yet maintain a silky quality. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving behind delightful spicy flavors.
The ageing process of this wine is meticulous, contributing significantly to its character. It is aged in oak barrels, which include 20 to 25% new barrels, for a period of 14 to 16 months. The origin of the wood is carefully chosen, coming from oak grown in the high forests of France. This ageing in high-quality oak imparts additional complexity and texture to the wine, enhancing its overall profile.