Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2006 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2006 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

The 2006 vintage in Burgundy was one that physiologically tested the fortitude of both vines and vintners. An eccentric growing season marked by an arduous flowering period and challenging weather conditions resulted in wines that required a keen understanding of the terroir to achieve excellence. In this tumultuous context, it is with considerable respect that one approaches the 2006 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, a Grand Cru consistently showing its mettle irrespective of climatic vicissitudes.


An Exquisite Expression of the Vintage

Prodigiously rooted in the heart of Morey-Saint-Denis, Clos de Tart represents a monopole vintage that has captured the imaginations and palates of fine wine investors across the globe. The precision and dedication exhibited by Mommessin in the 2006 vintage shine through the challenging cloak of the season, yielding an expression of Pinot Noir that is both venerable and vividly articulate.

The craft behind the 2006 Clos de Tart is revealed in its poised balance between firm structure and nuanced flavours. A bouquet of dark cherries, mature strawberries consolidated with subtle earthiness, whispers tales of its birthplace. On the palate, it dances elegantly with refined tannins echoing spices and forest floor - bearing hallmarks of an age-worthy wine yet accessible enough to intrigue in its vibrant youth.


A Fine Investment for Discerning Collectors

For collectors considering this investment-worthy Grand Cru as a linchpin in their portfolio, it's pertinent to note that the 2006 vintage stands as a testimony to Mommessin's adroit navigation through a year fraught with hardship. This impressive resolve under duress has given birth to a Clos de Tart that not only resonates with the uniqueness of its challenging year but also promises longevity with graceful maturation potential.

The hallmark qualities of this wine resonate with investment savvy connoisseurs seeking out Burgundy vintages that show exceptionality in odd years—a true treasure within their cellar narrative.

In summary, the 2006 Clos de Tart from Mommessin transcends mere vinous pleasure and veers into the realm of a tangible asset. It captures a moment in time where skill trumps adversity, yielding a liquid testament to fierce dedication—a distinctive ambassador for what defined this complex Burgundian vintage.

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Tasted at the pre-dinner vertical to mark Sylvain Pitiot's retirement from the domaine, the 2006 Clos de Tart Grand Cru has a deep, intense nose with plenty of dark berry fruit (blackberry and boysenberry), mixed with cedar and licorice scents. Saturnine at first, it responds to aeration, opening up with minimal encouragement and gaining more and more intensity. The palate is what you might call a bold and brassy style of Clos de Tart - upfront fruit, muscular, forthright tannin and enormous depth on the finish that fans out gloriously. Think of a blast of trumpets in the Albert Hall and you've got this wine. Immense!

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

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