Mommessin   Clos de Tart

2019 Clos de Tart

By Mommessin

2019 Clos de Tart from Mommessin, Burgundy, France

The 2019 vintage in Burgundy was one dominated by climatic challenges, and yet, the storied terroirs of this hallowed region demonstrated their resilience magnificently. Amidst this vintage narrative stands the 2019 Clos de Tart from Mommessin – a compelling expression of the unique interaction between microclimate, terroir, and human touch.

 

A Portrait of Elegance: Clos de Tart's Vintage Singularities

The humbling might of the 2019 vintage in Burgundy cannot be overstated; a year that tested vignerons with its capricious nature also bestowed wines of profound character and longevity. Mommessin's adept handling of such conditions has led to a Clos de Tart that marries potency with poised refinement. The season’s warmth and sunlight intensity conspired to create a palette from which winemakers could craft concentrated and structured wines, melding depth with clarity.

 

Crafting an Investable Narrative: 2019's Cascading Elegance

The 2019 Clos de Tart speaks eloquently of its birthplace, capturing the quintessence of its grand cru pedigree. This is a wine that both enthralls the senses and compels the astute investor’s attentiveness. Tasting notes abound with vivid red fruits, a hint of sous bois, and an undertow of minerality that stitches together the wine’s dense yet finely layered fabric. Its potential for evolution in the cellar holds immense promise for those who appreciate not only the liquid artistry but also the economics of fine wine investment.

The fine balance struck by 2019 Clos de Tart – its symphony of ripeness, deftly managed tannins, and expert barrel maturation – is undeniably an ode to Mommessin's mastery. The intelligence brought to bear on viticulture and viniculture alike has resulted in a wine that is both a joyous occasion for the palate now, and also one ripe with anticipation for its unfolding story over time.

 

Connoisseur’s Epilogue: The Investment Merits of the 2019 Clos de Tart

To sip on the 2019 Clos de Tart is to understand the alchemy between a tumultuous season and supreme terroir – it is to witness how elegance is wrested from volatility. Each glass holds not just wine but also a narrative steeped in heritage and honed by contemporary expertise. Discerning collectors will doubtlessly recognize both the pleasure and potential that nestles within this vintage from Mommessin; it is assuredly a highlight for portfolios focused on Burgundian excellence.

Current market price

HK$65,240.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

455.33

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

The 2019 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is very promising indeed, wafting from the glass with notes of wild berries, peonies, rose hips, warm spices, sweet soil tones and musk. Full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with lively acids, refined tannins and a long, perfumed finish. Matured in 70% new oak, this is a much more dynamic, classically proportioned and, indeed, soulful wine than its 2018 counterpart.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 14 January 2021

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