Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2000 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2000 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Burgundy, France

The millennium vintage of the 2000 Clos de Tart from Mommessin is a testament to the prodigious winemaking that resides within the historic walls of one of Burgundy's grandest domaines. My experiences have taught me that each Clos de Tart vintage narrates a different chapter of this climat’s epic saga, and the 2000 iteration is no exception.


An Exceptional Year in Burgundy

The year 2000 blessed Burgundy with enviable conditions, striking a delicate balance between sunshine and rain. At Mommessin's cherished monopole, these factors culminated in an exceptional expression of the Pinot Noir grape. The terroir, with its richly nuanced soils and quintessential microclimate, yielded grapes that were ripe yet replete with tension—a duality that is exquisitely manifested in every glass poured.


A Vintage Wine with Investment Calibre

Enthusiasts and investors understand that fine wine is not merely consumed; it is experienced, pondered, and often held. The 2000 Clos de Tart from Mommessin has demonstrated commendable maturation potential over the past decades. With its regal finesse and increasingly limited availability, it is both a collector’s jewel and a savvy investment.

In the glass, this beguiling wine exhibits a colour deep in garnet hues, hinting at the beginning of tertiary stages to those who admire its robe. On the nose, a symphony of deep red fruits blends with subtle earthy undertones and a whisper of sous-bois which seductively suggests the complexities developed through age. The palate echoes this aromatic poise while introducing a structured yet velvety backdrop where fine-grained tannins conduct a harmonious finish.

My encyclopaedic vault of sensory memories recalls few that match the gravitas of this vintage. The 2000 Clos de Tart from Mommessin retains its youthful energy even as it strides into its full maturity—a rare dichotomy that anchors its prestige in both taste and timelessness within one’s cellar collection.


In Conclusion: A Vintage to Cherish

In summary, it is vintages like 2000 Clos de Tart from Mommessin that enliven the passions of true oenophiles. It stands as a paragon amidst Burgundian legends, offering not just a sip of wine but a voyage through time. Its mighty yet graceful evolution has firmly placed it among collectable wines primed for prudent investment, with potential future rewards both in palate pleasure and financial appreciation.

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Tasted at the pre-dinner vertical to mark Sylvain Pitiot's retirement from the domaine, the 2000 Clos de Tart Grand Cru has a slightly shallow bouquet compared to other vintages of similar age. What it lacks in intensity it compensates in terms of brightness and precision. This is a joyous nose that doesn't really care too much about any deficiencies. The palate is medium-bodied and is actually superior to the nose with pleasant, fleshy red fruit; it is spicy and peppery in the mouth, linear and long. This is far more satisfying than I presupposed - the kind of grand cru you yearn to drink and not intellectualize over. Bon vin (pour la millésime).

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

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