A limited amount available on pre-arrival
As we mentioned last week the 2009 Michel Gaunoux red Burgundies are starting to drink well now. The classic style of Gaunoux pairs perfectly with the 2009 vintage fruit. Although there is plenty more fireworks to be revealed by this wine with more cellar time. In todays red Burgundy market, you would be hard pressed to find a better aged red Burgundy deal.
These bottles are coming right from the domaine and are expected in the fall.
Burghound 94 points! Discreet wood is almost lost on the densely fruited, closed and brooding nose of ripe red berry fruit liqueur, warm earth and anise. There is excellent freshness and verve to the big-bodied and concentrated flavors that despite the impressive size and weight are shaped by compact but refined tannins on the explosively long finish. This exceptionally promising effort is beautifully well-balanced and unapologetically built for the long-term. (Drink starting 2025)
John Gilman 92+ points! The 2009 Grands Épenots is a lovely bottle of Pommard in the making and shows excellent purity and soil nuance on both the nose and palate. The deep and classy nose wafts from the glass in a mélange of cherries, quince, coffee, vinesmoke, fresh herb tones and a lovely base of soil. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and again, impressively transparent, with a superb core of fruit, fine-grained tannins and a long, complex and tangy finish. This is really a lovely bottle in the making that has escaped most of the signature, super ripe fruit of this vintage. It will drink quite early (particularly by the long-lived standards of the Gaunoux family’s Grands Épenots!), but it will provide superb purity and complexity at its apogee and should prove to be an ideal wine for those of us who have a lot of Gaunoux wines in our cellars that are not yet at their peaks of maturity. (Drink between 2015-2035)