Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2005 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2005 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

The enigmatic grandeur of the 2005 vintage in Burgundy has been the subject of collectors' conversations and enthusiasts' dreams for years. In this heralded year, the 2005 Clos de Tart from Mommessin emerged as one of the pinnacles of vinous excellence. This hallowed parcel of land, with its rich history dating back to the 12th century, is singular in its ability to encapsulate the very essence of its terroir.


A Study in Complexity and Elegance

The growing season of 2005 graced Burgundy with near-ideal conditions - a benevolent spring followed by a warm, but not scorching summer, allowing the Pinot Noir grapes of Clos de Tart to achieve optimum ripeness while retaining a vivacious acidity. The resultant wine captures this balance deftly; a combination that is crucial for serious investors seeking both pleasure and aging potential in their portfolios.


Investment Merit Coupled with Ethereal Qualities

Tasting the 2005 Clos de Tart from Mommessin even now reveals a tapestry woven with threads of succulent red and black fruit—cherries and blackberries with an undercurrent of earthy truffle and sweet spice. The opulent texture belies a backbone of refined tannins and a bright, long finish that speaks of decades of evolution ahead.

For those looking to enhance their collection with a bottle that resonates with both rarity and distinction, this Grand Cru offers a blend of investment appeal and sensory delight. Its performance on both the palate and the market has been nothing short of remarkable.

To encapsulate, the 2005 Clos de Tart from Mommessin stands as a luminous example within one's cellar, promising further nuance as it matures gracefully. It is an investment bottle that continues to reward those fortunate enough to possess it—it is not just wine; it is bottled poetry that murmurs the saga of its exceptional vintage.

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Tasted at the pre-dinner vertical to mark Sylvain Pitiot's retirement from the domaine, the 2005 Clos de Tart Grand Cru (tasted from magnum) is bestowed a magnificent bouquet of haunting intensity and purity: wild strawberry and raspberry - every atom infused with mineral/cold stone scents with amazing focus. The palate is simply to die for. Here, a precise lattice of tannin that is incredibly framed with perfect poise and detail, there is a gentle crescendo to an incisive finish that takes your breath away. Could this be Sylvain Pitior's greatest achievement alongside the 2002? Astonishingly fine - très grand cru, très délicieux.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

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