1997 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Épenots

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Pommard 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Vinomane wrote:

    September 18, 2017 - Much development in past 5 years, and happy for it. Then, undrinkably dense and tannic; now showing a brighter edge on the classic Pommard dark fruits. Needs a long decant; better, hold another 5+ years. Potentially (92), I'd guess.

  • chitowncdpguy wrote:

    June 7, 2014 - Served this with veal tenderloin with mushroom madeira sauce (good pairing) and after with St Andre triple cream (great pairing).

    This wine was all about the earth and mineral flavors. Some bitter cherry flavors and a hint of menthol and while it smelled a little smoky you didn't get any of that on the palate. Tart. Fairly smooth but still some tannic elements. Lengthy finish. Very nice. This has a lot of life ahead, so wait on future bottles.

  • NineteenEightyTwo wrote: (87 points)

    January 6, 2014 - Light crimson in color, this has a classically Pommard nose. The forward aromatic profile is ripe and fruity, with scents of ripe tomatoes, hot chocolate, and freshly sanded pine. By comparison the palate is somewhat dumb, without much in the way of discrete flavors. There is a moderate amount of acidity here, but I don't get the sense that additional aging will reveal much more from this wine. More than a bit disappointing.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (91 points)

    December 1, 2012 - A private dinner (Restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg **, Stockholm, Sweden): Just released. Estery, black fruits, forest floor, roasted almond; on the palate very lively and well-structured, medium-weight, masculine, athletic rather than elegant, energetic, quite tannic; good length.

  • Vinomane wrote:

    April 18, 2010 - Maybe 1997 is an early-maturing vintage in general, but this one is completely closed down. Audouzed, double-decanted, poured with VinOAir, yet still dumb. Vague hints of cherry and blackberry, and even those you have to work for. Body is disturbingly light and thin, though with time it could gain weight as many top Burgundies do.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Michel Gaunoux
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Grands Épenots
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Pommard 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (13%)
  • In Cellars 58 (61%)
  • Consumed 25 (26%)

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