1998 F. Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots & Ulysse Collin Les Enfers BdB.

With dinner last night:

Champagne Ulysse Collin Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs (2013, disgorged March 2018) - Overtly rich and leesy. Very stylish and dry. Generous, unabashedly ripe and round; but with notable focus & definition. Long. Good with my lobster bisque; passable with my chèvre-red beet salad.

1998 François Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots - Decanted for sediment and back in bottle for transport to dinner (where it was decanted for aeration - it took around 45 minutes, more or less, to open up). Decidedly earthy, dry and savory, dark fruit laced with Burgundy decay, blood/iron, ceps. Wistful, medium-bodied, firm acidity. Could use a bit more ripeness and length; but, in all, a decent enough red for my main course of roasted bob veal chops.
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