Francois Gaunoux

Les Grands Épenots Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.250 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

This vineyard, going for Grand Cru status within the next year or so. Rustic, raspberry liquor, tea leaves, exotic spices.

This vineyard, going for Grand Cru status within the next year or so. Rustic, raspberry liquor, tea leaves, exotic spices.

Aug 7th, 2018
Gerald Montoya

Needs time. Upon opening loads of roast meat, deep red fruit and earth. After opening up a bit it shows red flowers, rhubarb and serious stony minerality, but this needs time to come together completely. It's a bit rugged and nervous at the moment. Great potential.

Needs time. Upon opening loads of roast meat, deep red fruit and earth. After opening up a bit it shows red flowers, rhubarb and serious stony minerality, but this needs time to come together completely. It's a bit rugged and nervous at the moment. Great potential.

May 6th, 2016
Marshal White

Stemmy, bloody, delicious Pommard. A bigness to the fine tannins, with the energy and freshness of the vintage. Fascinating wine. Maybe a tinge of oxidation character to the fruit, but it really speaks of its place.

Stemmy, bloody, delicious Pommard. A bigness to the fine tannins, with the energy and freshness of the vintage. Fascinating wine. Maybe a tinge of oxidation character to the fruit, but it really speaks of its place.

Mar 20th, 2016
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.0

Very nice! Fully mature with all sorts of tertiary flavors.

Very nice! Fully mature with all sorts of tertiary flavors.

Dec 20th, 2015
Desmond Echavarrie

Master Sommelier, Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

9.6

Rustic earthy nose, ripe red fruit. Stunning right now. Will be buying more of this!

Rustic earthy nose, ripe red fruit. Stunning right now. Will be buying more of this!

Oct 26th, 2015
Edward Zimmerman

Great way to ring in the new year! Amazing pommards from one of the finest

Great way to ring in the new year! Amazing pommards from one of the finest

Jan 4th, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.1

After several hours in a decanter, this was singing. Great deal too.

After several hours in a decanter, this was singing. Great deal too.

Aug 16th, 2014
Phil Stice

Primary Pinot nose. Strawberry briary spice. Lacking depth right now

Primary Pinot nose. Strawberry briary spice. Lacking depth right now

Jun 29th, 2014
Evan Bienstock

A little bretty tonight. Maybe TCA...? Anyway, always a pleasure.

A little bretty tonight. Maybe TCA...? Anyway, always a pleasure.

Mar 30th, 2019
Evan Bienstock

Soft and elegant. No angles here. Very pretty. So much to love here.

Soft and elegant. No angles here. Very pretty. So much to love here.

Apr 26th, 2018