Vincent Girardin Les Gravières Santenay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

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"Gravieres" means "gravel," and while the name comes from the stones mixed with the poor soils, you'll certainly taste a gravel-like minerality here, too. Pure red fruit, soy, balsamic, earth and still more fruit show on the nose and palate. The smokey, stony, gravel notes pervade the long palate and generous finish, too. Good tension here in a wine that's already delicious, if better in 2017.

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Casagrande

My second bottle of this. Wasn't impressed with first. I'm going to rate this over two nights to see if it comes around. Night 1: Decanted. First glass seemed thin and smelled of old dried out leather; Brett? As the night progressed the leathery stuff receded. Sour cherry fruit emerged on the nose with a heavy, almost pungent, dose of rock dust. Lean, almost skeletal, in the mouth. Intense underripe bitter cherry fruit and sharp cracked granite minerality. Just seems out of proportion, like a cubist Picasso painting: You can tell what it is, but it doesn't look (taste) quite like it should. Will revisit tomorrow. NIGHT 3: after being under a VacuVin enclosure for 2 days, this is WAY better. Nice sappy cherry mineral nose. Good acids and purity in the mouth. It even looks more youthful. I have no idea why this should happen, but I'm not complaining. I am upping this from an 8.5 to an 8.7.

My second bottle of this. Wasn't impressed with first. I'm going to rate this over two nights to see if it comes around. Night 1: Decanted. First glass seemed thin and smelled of old dried out leather; Brett? As the night progressed the leathery stuff receded. Sour cherry fruit emerged on the nose with a heavy, almost pungent, dose of rock dust. Lean, almost skeletal, in the mouth. Intense underripe bitter cherry fruit and sharp cracked granite minerality. Just seems out of proportion, like a cubist Picasso painting: You can tell what it is, but it doesn't look (taste) quite like it should. Will revisit tomorrow. NIGHT 3: after being under a VacuVin enclosure for 2 days, this is WAY better. Nice sappy cherry mineral nose. Good acids and purity in the mouth. It even looks more youthful. I have no idea why this should happen, but I'm not complaining. I am upping this from an 8.5 to an 8.7.

8.7

Angelo Casagrande

Leather in the nose. Susan gets some cognac. Light and very quafable. Not particularly fruity or complex. Light finish

Leather in the nose. Susan gets some cognac. Light and very quafable. Not particularly fruity or complex. Light finish

8.8

Melissa Vetrecin Delectable Pro

Wine Manager Wegmans Food Markets

Medium-bodied with dark fruit, spice and earth. Had with Chilean Sea Bass over risotto and they complemented each other nicely.

Medium-bodied with dark fruit, spice and earth. Had with Chilean Sea Bass over risotto and they complemented each other nicely.

9.1

Tommy Luhtala

Few more years in the cellar for this vintage

Few more years in the cellar for this vintage

8.0

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