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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 91.7 points

  • Agree with the drinking window. This wine although it is approachable now has a long life ahead of it. Having had many examples of Gaudichots, I am always amazed at how well Gaudichots (and La Tache) ages. I would not open another bottle until this wine is 15+ years old.

    Surprisingly this bottle was stunningly elegant which is a result of the 2002 vintage because I typically find Gaudichots to be an imposing wine- robust and burley in its youth.

    In short, there is a harmony in this wine that imparts stunning elegance even in its adolescence. Everything is perfectly in place. Can't wait to enjoy the next 4 bottles over the next 15 years. As Meadows says, "Class in the glass."


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  • 2002 Champagne and Burgundy dinner with Eric (Chez Billy Sud - Washington DC): Medium expressive nose of red and black fruits, blackberry, baking spice and earth. Good concentration, youthful red fruit driven palate impression, mineral and nicely integrated tannins. However, almost no resemblance to La Tache. Still a good wine.

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  • Lovely, pretty nose with some nice minerality behind rich, dark fruits. A strong bacon like note came out after a while. Lingers on the palate with strong tannin though slightly disjointed. I think this really still needs time to integrate and the bacon might indicate some smokey oak. My fav on the flight though.

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  • 10 year retrospective tasting at Conrad's (Conrad Green): Dried earth and leaves, a bit tart berry fruit and earthy-stemmy; medium high acidity but with good balance and structure. Seems musty and not worthy of Grand Cru or Grand Cru adjacent. Others enjoyed this but I couldn't get over the light mustiness--could have been faulty in my opinion. Maybe 90-91 to be generous.

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  • Opened 4 hours before serving, 2 of which were in a decanter. Very dense, powerful aromatics of crushed red and black raspberry. Black cherry as well, with dense brown baking spices. The oak is showing a bit in the aromatics as well. The same berry and cherry fruit flavors come through on the palate. Moderate spice on the midpalate with a firm backbone. Medium plus weight with a long, gripping, spicy finish. I look forward to checking in again down the road.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2004, IWC Issue #113, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Nicolas Potel Vosne Romanee Les Gaudichots) Subscribe to see review text.



  • By Bill Nanson
    10/1/2006, (See more on Burgundy-Report...)

    (Potel Nicolas Vosne-Romanée Les Gaudichots) Deeper ruby-red colour vs the 02 DRC 1er. The nose is sweeter with a hint of oak and cedar and perhaps just a trace of volatility. Beautiful texture, opens out over the palate very well. This wine in isolation a rather good, next to the DRC it's lacking focus and precision. There is more density and intesity but not quite the length of the DRC. Today this comes a distant second, it will be interesting to make the test again in another ten years or so.

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