Onto the 1992. This was for a long time, a vintage of which nobody spoke, like a mad aunt hidden from view – but the therapy of time has seen many wines blossom in the last 5 years, or so.
1992 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard 1er Epenots
Medium, medium-plus colour. Here the nose leaves an impression of sugar dusted leaves over a dense core of plum, occasional accents of mocha too – a couple of hours also betray a brown-sugar note. Decent freshness and fruit that has a nice sweet-sour balance to it. Unlike the ’91, if you roll this wine around your mouth you will find some tannin, and, heading into the finish, it still has a faint edge of astringency – but without too much bitterness or, significantly, the brusque nature of the ’91. Decent enough expansion of flavour in the mid-palate, and a slowly lingering, not particularly modest length. A wine that you can easily drink and savour, if not a resounding Epenots.
Rebuy – Maybe