(From magnum) Deep ruby-red colour. Even at 13 years-old the nose still has some fall-out from the toasty oak of its youth; mixed with sweet, predominantly black shaded fruit and a little coffee – it takes some time in the glass to lose the oak, but it becomes ever-more primary with a strawberry/raspberry impression. Instant impressions are of concentration and very good acidity but only average length. Despite the length, this very youngly presented wine is certainly the most interesting Géantet-Pansiot I’ve ever had, all that I tasted from 2000-2002 seemed too soft in the middle. Expanding well in the mid-palate I even get the impression that the length improves with time, but following the hights of the ‘93 Rousseau Clos St.Jacques this is very-much on a lower level.
Medium colour with a trace purple. Good nose, only faint earth but there’s black chocolate-dipped cherry fruit. Starts understated, but despite not showing great density the palate is fresh and intense and shows a really sneaky, creamy length. With aeration this wine just gets better and better. The antithesis of blockbuster Burgundy, but I’d love a few more in the cellar.