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2012 Francois Confuron-Gindre Gevrey-Chambertin
- Côte de Nuits
Community Tasting Notes 3
August 31, 2015 - Same issue as before. I noticed some seepage, so I opened this because well...why wait. Oh well. Still very young and much better on day 2 than on day 1. A hint of stems and cola on a dark pinot nose. Racy acidity on the palate with a hint of (very pleasant) green notes and lots of dark fruit with a surprisingly tannic finish. Fantastic, and I could have waited a lot longer for this wine....
March 27, 2015 - I wasn't planning to touch another bottle of this for a long while, but at some point after our trip to France in the summer of 2014, I noticed some seepage on the rim of this bottle and the cork appeared slightly pushed out, so what harm was there in opening it up.
Well, the bottle was fine, and my tasting note agrees completely with my note from the second day of my previous note: some spice and bright red fruits, must and tea leaves on the nose. On the palate, great acidity, solidly medium bodied with a cripsness and a very well-structured finish. Again, this is still a baby, but well put-together.
Update: even better on Day 2. Lots of dark earth on the nose, together with some mineral notes added to the already alluring nose of red fruit. Seems a bit tangier on the finish, where the tannin has already softened a bit.
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June 29, 2014 - I bought what I thought was the 2012 Vosne-Romanee at the winery, but there was apparently some confusion..they were bottling the Gevrey-Chambertin that day and it turns out that I got that instead. Anyway, if I had known, I wouldn't have opened this. It was just completely shut down on Day 1. On Day 2, this was still tight, but much more expressive. A pure nose of bright red fruits, some tea leaves...very elegant. Still fairly tannic on the finish, but balanced by a beautiful acidity. This is going to be a wonderful wine, but I wouldn't touch another bottle for at least a few years.
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- Vintage 2012
- Type Red
- Producer Francois Confuron-Gindre
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
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- Country France
- Region Burgundy
- SubRegion Côte de Nuits
- Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
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- Consumed 3 (100%)
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