One of the old addresses of Pommard Domaine de Courcel has been making wine for 400 years and is still lead by members of the Courcel Family. We have a great back vintage here from Domaine de Courcels Pommard Epenots Monopole, Grand Clos des Epenots in the Northern Part of Pommard with an east-facing exposure. This enclosed vineyard is just shy of 5 hectares with vines averaging over 60 years old planted on clay-limestone soils. 2015 is a great Red Burgundy vintage that amplified the already powerful and structured of Courcel, but as Allen Notes below, this is still fresh and surprisingly approachable. 2015 is one of the best vintages from Courcel, and at this pricing, it is a fantastic buy,
Allen Meadows 93 points! "Super ripe liqueur-like yet still reasonably fresh aromas of plum, cassis, earth and a broad array of spice elements precede the massively concentrated flavors that are almost imposingly powerful. The finish drenches the palate with dry extract and this is quite simply lavishly opulent. What is perhaps more remarkable still is how a wine that is so firmly structured can at the same time be approachable. This is riper than I prefer but there is no denying that it's certainly impressive."
Vinous (Stephan Tanzer) 93 points! "Deep ruby-red color. Darker and more brooding on the nose than the Frémiers, offering aromas of blackberry, kirsch and licorice complicated by subtle suggestions of spices, flowers and minerals. A step up in concentration on the palate too, but with an element of saline minerality giving the wine a light touch. A bit more delineated than the Rugiens; in fact today this wine makes the Rugiens seem almost monolithic by comparison. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and lovely mounting lift. For all its intensity, this wine gives a weightless impression--and really calls for food. This lovely Pommard has a long life ahead of it."