I ‘scored’ a number of vintages of this wine at auction, time for a first look. I’ve long been a fan of the 1991 vintage, but for reds of the Côte de Nuits – from my modest sampling it seems to me that the Côte de Beaune is much less consistent. Here is a wine that sort of straddles the line – nice aromas but a flavour profile that’s far from cuddly – for the first hour or two after opening anyway…
1991 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard 1er Epenots
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has a little classic ‘leaf’ and fainter, higher-toned, herbs. As the glass drains a classy red fruit note comes to the fore. There is sweetness and a little plumpness to the texture too. Hardly any tannin of note but the mid-palate, despite it’s intensity, delivers a rather harsh flavour. Long finishing, it’s true, but for at least 90 minutes this was a wine only to sniff. The harshness slowly fades, but never completely. Still, this is quite robust and will easily stand up to another 10 years wait before I broach my last bottle.
Rebuy – No