This is the 2nd of 3 bottles purchased on release. A disappointing wine that will probably never be really good.
On opening there is a pretty nice bit of berry fruit, underbrush, and minerals on the nose. The first taste mimics the nose, but there are very astringent tannins that dominate. For the first few hours the fruit was good enough to make it a semi enjoyable wine. But the fruit slowly started to fade. And then the tannins really kicked in. Saved some for the next day and it was worse. One small glass was poured. The fruit was pretty much gone and the tannins were very dry and astringent. I would think that this has no hope of getting better.
So, one bottle remains. I think maybe a fatty wagyu steak on the grill, open and drink in the first half hour and it will be serviceable. I believe $69 on release so no big deal. By the way the 2001 was a pretty good wine🤒
Funilly enough, this seems to be the same description of this wine no matter when it’s opened. My impressions are the same when I have been served this blind. Have one bottle myself but expectations are basically zero by now…
I’ve had some nice Pommard. M Gaunoux Grands Epenots is perhaps my favorite of the stable – meaning I actually had a Gaunoux that was in the zone, lol – but it was about 30 years old at the time. I dropped the Corton but have Rugiens young and old. Later Clos des Epeneaux (like '09 on) was really good, as well as Pierre Morey & Moulin aux Moines over the years but ymmv.