Maison Nicholas Potel, Vosne-Romanée Les Gaudichots 1er Cru 2004

Potel Gaudichots 2004

Potel Gaudichots 2004 #3

Full, immature ruby red color.  Concentrated, penetrating, backward nose:  smoky, peaty, mineral infused red and dark fruit; as yet uncooked top grade loin meat; five-spice, soy, hoisin.  Creamy rich, well-endowed palate, the texture of fine-grained satin: griotte cherry, black raspberry, cassis.  Seriously structured.  Formidable but aristocratic tannins.  Very fine grip.  Smouldering acidity.  This one is a palate thumper.  Hypnotic mineral length.  Already superlative is area of complexity, profundity, class and depth of character.  Grand cru quality.  A very fine Gaudichots and a wine for the rockheads among you.  Still a long way from maturity; this will improve dramatically once it tapers some of its youthful, sauvage character.  From 2016 – 2030+.

Gaudichots is but one hectare of vines made up from three separate parcels, all bordering the grand cru La Tâche, the monopole of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (in fact, DRC sells of their 1er Cru Gaudichots in bulk to other producers such as … Nicky Potel).

Potel Gaudichots 2004 #1 Nicky Potel).

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