Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2001 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2001 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

In the constellation of illustrious vintages from Burgundy, the 2001 Clos de Tart from Mommessin exhibits a stellar combination of complexity and vitality. The guardian of this Clos de Tart vineyard, with its historic roots entwined in Burgundian soil, has once again fashioned an offering that speaks volumes of its terroir and the hands that have nurtured it.


Distinction in the Glass: A Chronicle of Vintage Precocity

The turn of the millennium heralded climatic conditions in Burgundy that some might call serendipitous; for the vignerons faced challenges yet reaped splendid results. The 2001 vintage, in particular, was a testament to patience and precision. Against the odds, the weather transitioned from a frigid start to an accommodating maturation period. The harvest ensued under a benevolent September sky, permitting the Pinot Noir to express a purity rarely encountered.


Investment Merit: Rarity Coupled with Renown

With its deep garnet hue and a nose rich with dark cherry, hints of forest floor and subtle spice, the 2001 Clos de Tart intrigues and invites. The palate is rewarded with layers upon layers: ripe, luscious fruit interlaced with an earthy minerality and supported by finely threaded tannins—a remarkable balance struck between opulent fruit and resolute structure.

For the astute collector or investor eyeing longevity and finesse in their cellars, this vintage secures its place as one worthy of contemplation. Its maturation has been akin to a slow waltz, revealing nuances over time and holding promises for further development.

Mommessin’s dedication to producing profound expressions of their unique terroir is evident with every sip of the 2001 Clos de Tart. Paired with an impeccable provenance, this gracious vintage offers both pleasure to the palate and potential for gain as part of a diversified fine wine investment portfolio.


In Vino Veritas: The 2001 Clos de Tart's Narrative

Nearing two decades of evolution since its inception in bottle form, this grand cru continues to be eloquent; fruit retaining vigour whilst tertiary aromas emerge gracefully. As each year passes, the wine unveils another chapter of its story—one that's becoming increasingly engaging for those fortunate enough to listen.

Summing up the stature of the 2001 Clos de Tart from Mommessin: It stands as an embodiment of Burgundian excellence —proficiently encapsulating a moment in time, place and craft. Ponder its nuances and partake in its history; this vintage is one for discerning connoisseurs to savour and for wise investors to watch closely.

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Tasted at the pre-dinner vertical to mark Sylvain Pitiot's retirement from the domaine, the 2001 Clos de Tart Grand Cru has a more mature bouquet than the 2002, more rustic perhaps with dried leaves and cold granite scents emerging and mercilessly usurping the red berry fruit. There is something that reminds me of a Pessac-Léognan, curiously enough. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly dry tannin. This is masculine, a little foursquare and impressive in length but beginning to show just a slight attenuation towards the finish. Not a bad Clos du Tart considering the vintage, despite being overshadowed by the exceptional 2002. Maturing with grace and not a hint of pretension. Tasted September 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

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