2005 Maison Alex Gambal Volnay 1er Cru Santenots Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay 1er Cru
Drink between 2017 - 2024 (Edit)
CT89.5 6 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006

Community Tasting Notes 6

  • pgb67 wrote: 90 points

    April 5, 2021 - Can it be that this wine was too young? On day 2, it was absolutely lovely with gobs of fruit and complexity although for the first several hours on the first night, it came across as ungiving and too earthy. (although some guests loved it from the start).

  • Richard P Howden Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 9, 2020 - Very pretty floral nose with sweet red fruit and some earthy notes. More of an iron-mineral earthy palate with some buried fruit and some tannins emerging after several hours. A stronger showing than the last bottle, this has the energy to keep developing for many years. My last bottle sadly.

  • aagrawal wrote: 90 points

    September 9, 2020 - Zoom tasting with the wine group - Burgundy (Zoom): Tasted blind. Light ruby, slight bricking; high intensity aromatics with complex spice, red fruited, savory leafy component, a bit of spice, elegant with depth; palate is light bodied, red fruited, a bit polished but not at all ripe, balanced low-medium alcohol, medium to medium-plus acidity, less complex on the palate but more about the excellent mouthfeel and depth of fruit; finish is medium length. The nose is quite excellent, the palate simply very good. 90

  • Richard P Howden wrote: 89 points

    February 2, 2020 - 2 hour decant. Ok shape, modest fruity nose. Good tart red fruited palate but nothing stands out.

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  • La Grappe wrote: 88 points

    October 10, 2015 - A youthful, cherry red colour; quite fresh, sappy fruit, redcurrant and cherry, with some richness beginning to develop through the acidity. Not much complexity at present, as it is still young, but it should improve with a few more years' development.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    2nd Quarter, 2007, Issue #26 (link)

    (Maison Alex Gambal Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maison Alex Gambal
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard Santenots
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Volnay 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 95 (84%)
  • Consumed 18 (16%)

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