1995 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Pommard 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Johnnybegood Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 28, 2017 - This wine is better than the 1995 Gaunoux Corton Renardes I have had a number of times over the years. If you drink this now decant for at least one hour plus. My bottle label reads "Les Rugienes Bas".

    Medium dark cherry in color and clear. The Nose is wonderful as I swirl this in my large 28 oz Burgundy glass. This wine still has some structure to resolve and will likely need 5+ more years of cellar time to fully unwind nevertheless the more I sip the More I like the wine. Great purity of fruit with a tart cherry and animal nuances on the moderately long finish. The acidity is still evident but in time will calm down with the tannins. Even with the chewy tannins on the finish, this Rugines is delicious and very elegant. Glad I purchased a case in 2011 when there was still some being released from the winery. Can't wait to re-taste over the next 5-15 years. Score 92+ and maybe higher with more time.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: (90 points)

    October 12, 2016 - Closed, tight, and tart upfront and took the course of a four hour dinner to open up somewhat. Palate superior to the nose with a unique flavor profile including rustic red berry fruit with both straw and spiced jerky. Lighter in color to both a '91 and '96 to the left and right respectively. The actual pro at dinner said this this was close to technically perfect. Not overly exciting to this amateur.

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  • octopussy Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 18, 2012 - Dark ruby red with brick coloured rim. In the nose, there are minimal notes of ripeness (wet autumn leaves, forest floor) and also red and black cherries, some wild raspberry, nice melange of light and dark notes. On the palate, it's driven by acidity, but such acidity is well integrated, fairly light with red cherry notes, more edgy than silky structure. Nice, long, acidity driven finish. Really good.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Michel Gaunoux
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Rugiens
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Pommard 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 34 (85%)
  • Consumed 6 (15%)

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