2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard les Grands Epenots

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, June 2020

(90-93 points) From vines planted between 1950 and 1989. Darker dense purple, this has much weightier dark fruit than the straight Epenots, but in comparison it seems a bit rustic with some chocolate notes, and the...


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

The 2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard les Grands Epenots is a stunning example of a red Burgundy wine that embodies the elegance and complexity for which the region is renowned. Crafted from the Pinot Noir varietal, this wine hails from the esteemed Pommard appellation within the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, France.

In the glass, this wine showcases a captivating deep purple color that hints at its intensity and depth. The nose is immediately greeted by a rich bouquet of dark fruits, with notes of blackberry and black cherry taking center stage. These aromas are complemented by subtle hints of cocoa and a touch of rustic charm that adds to its allure.

On the palate, the 2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard les Grands Epenots delivers a symphony of flavors that dance across the taste buds. The weightier dark fruit profile shines through, with luscious blackberry and ripe black cherry flavors. There is a touch of chocolate notes that add a layer of complexity, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

While this wine may exhibit a slight rustic edge, it is important to note that the winemakers, Claudine and her husband, have a long-term vision for this wine. They anticipate its potential to age gracefully for 25-30 years, allowing the rustic qualities to mellow and integrate over time.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this wine strikes a perfect balance between power and finesse. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's exceptional quality.

Overall, the 2019 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard les Grands Epenots is a wine that showcases the remarkable craftsmanship and dedication of its producers. It is a wine that demands attention and promises a remarkable drinking experience, both in its youth and as it matures over the years.