|Burgundy||2006||Clos de Tart, Mommessin||JB||-||1||1,450.00||bt||1||483.33333333333||96.00||96.00||Clos de Tart, Mommessin||3|
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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!
Moderate new wood frames very ripe black raspberry and cherry aromas that are exceptionally fresh and dissolve into rich, suave and very pure full-bodied flavors that are wonderfully seductive as they just ooze dry extract that renders the otherwise very firm tannins almost invisible on the mouth coating, concentrated and strikingly long finish. While this is certainly a big wine, it is actually quite refined and elegant, indeed very much in the style of the '01 as Pitiot suggests. A very impressive effort and there is upside potential here as this is still very backward and the quality of the underlying material is superb.
The nose is packed with rich black fruits overlaid with the fragrance of spring violets. Concentrated black fruits on the palate sumptuous fleshy dark chocolate underpinned by layers of bramble and black cherry. The tannins are still firm but fine the back palate has rich ripe fruit depth the finish bitter cherry, herbs and minerals. 2020-35