The Domaine farms 3.6 hectares in this famous 1er Cru (within the Petit Epenots) soils of red ferruginous and gravel on ancient alluvial deposits. 15% whole bunches and cold soak pre fermentation. 18 months elevage in 30% new barriques, Aromas of black berries and spicy notes while the palate is dark and complex with structure and silky tannins.
Smooth, urbane, and seductive. It’s polished, generous, and rich. Super-smooth, glossy texture, with an intense mocha richness, some bite and bitterness. Quite surprising to have such a polished Epeneaux in 2020. 2027–35+. 95 Points
Dense purple black. The fruit is really quite classy here with good depth of fruit, thick textured, sensual dark raspberry. I think this can work with a lot of time. The tannins are well balanced, low acidity. 91-94 Points
Aromas of plum liqueur, black raspberry, anise and plenty of earth are again trimmed in just enough oak to warrant pointing out. The suave, palate coating and equally concentrated flavors possess a slightly finer mouthfeel thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the less mineral-driven but slightly longer finish. This is really quite classy and a wine that should also age extremely well. (Drink starting 2032). 91-94 Points