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February 21, 2005

02 Geantet-Pansiot, Gevrey-Chambertin VV

This is the most explosively fruit-forward red Burgundy I've had yet. It reminds me more of Oregon at first, but has Old World minerality and structure similar to Piedmont in the finish. Perfumey, powdery aromas of flowers, white cake, stones, and shells. Not really ready to drink for another several years -- hell, the wine didn't change at all while open for 3 days -- the young palate is nevertheless full with ripe cherries, raspberries, tart cranberries, and meat fat.


Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

I didn't have this with food, but I think it would go very well with grilled salmon. Though difficult, it's a wine worth trying at this stage (before sticking the rest of your case in the cellar until 2010).

12:30 PM  
Blogger caveman said...

I have yet to drink any bottles from Geantet but I do love my Gevrey (Sylvie Esmonin in particular)... 2002 right off the boat can be a bit weird.. sometimes a month or two is enough to set them straight.. though there is nothing like well-aged burgundy..And do you mean by the allusion to Piedmont that expansive feeling in the mouth? I thought about that last week... nice post.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Expansive, but still leathery -- really just young, I guess, but something made me think of Piedmont. Actually, I rather like your way of putting it better than mine. Honestly, I don't think a month or two is enough for this one. I definetly wouldn't drink another bottle for several years. This sucker's gonna age really well.

1:24 PM  

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