Hospices de Beaune

Cuvée Gauvain Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.240 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
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8.9

much better on the 2nd day; 2011 red burg continues to confuse the establishment - there are quite a few good wines. it’s not profound but it’s complex enough.

much better on the 2nd day; 2011 red burg continues to confuse the establishment - there are quite a few good wines. it’s not profound but it’s complex enough.

Aug 3rd, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Initially muted aromas, gained traction with time in glass. Assembled from 2nd and 3rd tier Volnay parcels. Great comparison in this tasting. More steely - our blind guess was Pommard Village level.

Initially muted aromas, gained traction with time in glass. Assembled from 2nd and 3rd tier Volnay parcels. Great comparison in this tasting. More steely - our blind guess was Pommard Village level.

Dec 26th, 2019
Gil Bauer

Still showing a fair amount of acid. Good red fruit on the nose. Acid balances with some air. Continues to improve.

Still showing a fair amount of acid. Good red fruit on the nose. Acid balances with some air. Continues to improve.

Mar 17th, 2017
Tommy Fogarty

Owner Thomas Fogarty Winery

9.6

Down & dirty. Real dirty.

Down & dirty. Real dirty.

Apr 27th, 2014
Mike Trupiano

In the vineyard from whence it came!

In the vineyard from whence it came!

Nov 17th, 2013
Deb Dellaposta

Spicy black cherry and more dense than I expected. Definitely needed a little time to open but did not disappoint.

Spicy black cherry and more dense than I expected. Definitely needed a little time to open but did not disappoint.

Jul 1st, 2020
Stuart Pollack

Lovely Pinot Noir, well-made and smooth. Subdued but clean cherry start, and smooth tannins in the finish.

Lovely Pinot Noir, well-made and smooth. Subdued but clean cherry start, and smooth tannins in the finish.

Jan 20th, 2020
Gil Krakowsky

Overall very disappointing. Took nearly a day to open up. But just doesn’t express volnay. Nose is quite reticent but what is there is brooding drkfruit, black cherry, woody notes, a bit of menthol. Palate adds aging notes of cranberry, dried leaves and iron. Finishes with drying tannins that were dusty enough that our first thought was”flawed wine” but gradually loosened a bit of their grip after a day. No sign of any floral notes, red fruits or atmospheric aromatics. Overall quite muscular in almost a GC village kind of way that was pretty good but not what one would expect. Drank next to a Jadot clos de chenes and wasn’t close to a fair fight.

Overall very disappointing. Took nearly a day to open up. But just doesn’t express volnay. Nose is quite reticent but what is there is brooding drkfruit, black cherry, woody notes, a bit of menthol. Palate adds aging notes of cranberry, dried leaves and iron. Finishes with drying tannins that were dusty enough that our first thought was”flawed wine” but gradually loosened a bit of their grip after a day. No sign of any floral notes, red fruits or atmospheric aromatics. Overall quite muscular in almost a GC village kind of way that was pretty good but not what one would expect. Drank next to a Jadot clos de chenes and wasn’t close to a fair fight.

May 20th, 2019
Ned Clark

Almost perfect

Almost perfect

Sep 5th, 2018
Paul

How amazing! A wonderful 2003. When I opened the bottle, I thought to throw it in the sea 😇. But after some air it really opened up. It’s a clear deep ruby colour. Quite strong flavours of red fruits. Some fig and other dried fruits. Dry, medium tannin, medium alcohol, full body. Not a truly long finish. Outstanding. Developed. I’d drink it now, but it might even improve over time.

How amazing! A wonderful 2003. When I opened the bottle, I thought to throw it in the sea 😇. But after some air it really opened up. It’s a clear deep ruby colour. Quite strong flavours of red fruits. Some fig and other dried fruits. Dry, medium tannin, medium alcohol, full body. Not a truly long finish. Outstanding. Developed. I’d drink it now, but it might even improve over time.

Jun 22nd, 2018