Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2015 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2015 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

The year 2015 in Burgundy was marvellous; a golden summer bestowed upon us wines of both power and grace. Among these blessings, the 2015 Clos de Tart from Mommessin ascends as a quintessential exemplar of this stellar vintage. With four decades vested in the tapestry of oenology, I have often been enraptured by the symphony that fine wine and a generous season can compose.


A Vintage Singularity: The Melody of 2015

Historically, Mommessin has been a standard-bearer for the Burgundy region, consistently crafting wines with a meticulousness that speaks volumes of their devotion. The 2015 vintage aligned the stars for Clos de Tart, resulting in precision and harmony rare even in this lofty appellation. Notably, it delivered ripeness while maintaining integrity—the hallmark climatic condition that distinguishes this year's yield.

Navigating the senses with a choreography of concentrated dark fruits enveloped in an ineffable earthy cloak, the 2015 Clos de Tart from Mommessin artfully balances intensity with elegance. Its whispered tannins and composed acidity suggest an assurance in longevity, enhancing its investment potential.


Terroir's Whisper: 2015's Intimate Expressions

Grand Cru terroir can translate whispers from soil to bottle, and the intricate layers within this singular potion unveil themselves leisurely; a slow-burn romance between vineyard and vintage. The wine's chic structure coupled with just enough rebellion in its depth evoke the quintessential Grand Cru experience from Burgundy, embodying the finest expression of Pinot Noir in 2015's generous climate.

In the context of fine wine investment, gravitas is lent to provenance and performance. On both accounts, the 2015 Clos de Tart from Mommessin delivers convincingly. As it unfurls over time, collectors and connoisseurs will find their patience royally rewarded.


Conclusion: A Burgundian Star Poised For Elevation

To imbibe the 2015 Clos de Tart is to indulge in an anthology of sensory erudition. Poised for ascent among true vinous aristocracy, this edition behooves placid cellaring to fully allow its tome to be read by future generations. As your guide through this liquid latticework of Burgundy’s finesse, I impart the conviction that investing in the 2015 Clos de Tart carries both pedigree and promise—a treasure for palates refined by time’s passage.

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The 2015 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is a monumental young wine, opening in the glass with a brooding bouquet of wild berries, peony, orange rind, licorice, espresso roast and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, powerful and multidimensional, with an enormous core of vibrant fruit, an ample chassis of fine tannins and a beautiful line of acidity. While the vintage has brought an extra dimension of concentration and power to this Clos de Tart, it remains wonderfully controlled through the long, palate-staining finish, and the terroir—including its proximity to Bonnes Mares—is front and center. With his first solo vintage at Clos de Tart, Jacques Desvauges has evidently hit the ground running. Cropped at 22 hectoliters per hectare, vinified with 40% whole cluster, and aged in 80% new wood.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 27 April 2018

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