Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2017 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2017 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France

Nestled within the esteemed winemaking tapestry of Burgundy, the 2017 Clos de Tart from Mommessin unfurls with the distinctive finesse that marks it as a paragon within this illustrious appellation. Scrutinising this splendid vintage, which followed the challenging conditions of 2016, reveals a confluence of climactic serendipity and astute vinicultural craftsmanship.

 

Reflecting Terroir and Time: A Wine of Distinction

The gentle warmth of the growing season allowed for graceful ripening—a marked contrast to the more tumultuous years preceding. This climatic equilibrium is enshrined within each sip where the purity of fruit is complemented by an undercurrent of Burgundian complexity that aficionados seek so fervently.

Resplendent with a ruby clarity that heralds the opulence within, the 2017 vintage unfurls with a bouquet marrying ripe cherries and black raspberry with wisps of rose petal and an intimation of earthy undertones. On the palate, it commands attention with its lush yet stratified structure; tannins are present but refined like threads of silk entwined through rich dark berries and a delicate touch of oak.

 

An Investment-worthy Vintage from Mommessin

While young by comparison to its long-aging brethren, the vibrance of the 2017 Clos de Tart undeniably whispers promises of majesty unfurling over time. Its poise suggests an investment-grade offering which will find its zenith with patience, monumental in both depth and longevity.

Decanting primes this nectar harmoniously, revealing its layers—a compelling portrait of both the spirited exuberance of youth paired with echoes of immutability rooted deeply in the terroir. It is a composition that beckons wine investors and connoisseurs alike to embrace an essential chapter in their collection.

In essence, should I codify the splendour of this vintage, it stands markedly as one imbued with elegance and integrity; a triumph in resilience that both honours its lineage and captures a unique snapshot in time. The 2017 Clos de Tart from Mommessin epitomises not just a venerable vinous investment but a taste experience poised elegantly at the cusp of its ascension.

Current market price

HK$46,510.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

324.67

Scores and tasting notes

95

The 2017 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is a little shut down after its recent bottling, but it is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet red berries, plums, wilted rose petals, peonies and dark chocolate, with only hints of the complexity to come with bottle age. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, supple and succulent, with an ample and enveloping core of fruit, powdery tannins and succulent acids, displaying good concentration and concluding with a long and perfumed finish. This is a fine showing for Clos de Tart, and despite its elegance, this 2017 will evidently reward bottle age.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

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