A total disappointment for round 2 of Pinots – and the Comte Armand Epeneaux 1er Cru Pommard didn’t fare well either. Though well-enough made, for the price and reputation, one expects vastly more quality in a harder vintage. Quality mocha oak, and lots of minerality, but where was the fruit – on either nose or palate? Barely any to balance the firm acidity and leafy, smoky mineral savouriness. Magnien’s Vieille Vignes Gevrey Chambertin comfortably topped this, at 1/3 of the price.