2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JM 94
JM 94

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, June 2020

(91-94 points) Two plots, of, which one, next to the Clos des Epeneaux, was planted in 1904. The other is also very old. Lighter purple at the edge. This is very classy on the nose, graceful and with detail. Succulent...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Pommard
Sub-appellation Epenots
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots is a distinguished Pinot Noir from the renowned Burgundy region in France. Specifically hailing from the sub-region of Cote de Beaune and the appellation of Pommard, this wine benefits from the esteemed terroir of the Epenots sub-appellation. Produced by Domaine Francois Gaunoux, it is bottled with a traditional cork closure and boasts an alcohol content of 13.5%.

This vintage has garnered significant praise from wine critics, most notably from Jasper Morris of "Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy." Awarding it a score of 94 points, Morris provides a detailed and insightful review. He describes the wine as coming from two plots, one of which is adjacent to the renowned Clos des Epeneaux and was planted in 1904, while the other plot is also of considerable age. This background lends a notable historical depth and quality to the wine.

Morris notes the wine's visual appeal, describing it as having a "lighter purple at the edge," which is often indicative of a refined and elegant Pinot Noir. He goes on to commend the wine's aromatic profile, calling it "very classy on the nose, graceful and with detail." This suggests a complexity and sophistication that is characteristic of high-quality Burgundy wines.

On the palate, the wine is described as "succulent" with "dark peony" tones, which implies a rich, floral, and slightly earthy flavor profile. Morris emphasizes the wine's balance, noting it is "long and classy, but not over-ripe," a crucial aspect for maintaining the integrity and freshness of the Pinot Noir varietal. He concludes by highlighting the consistent quality delivered by the old vines, stating, "Quality is once again being delivered by old vines!"

Overall, the 2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots stands out as a wine of significant pedigree and finesse. Its combination of historical vineyard plots, detailed and graceful aromatics, and balanced palate make it a noteworthy choice for enthusiasts of Burgundy Pinot Noir.