Fairly heavy reduction makes the nose difficult to read but the rich, supple and gorgeously intense flavors just ooze extract and this is perhaps the most terroir specific wine to this point as there is ample Gevrey character and stunning length. This almost always performs well above its class and 2003 is no exception but in the context of the vintage, this is flat out incredible. Drink: 2008+.
Ripe but fresh aromas of cassis and violets complement rich, supple and gorgeously intense flavors that just ooze extract with ample Gevrey character and stunning length that displays a subtle touch of wood. This is quite velvety but there is plenty of structure buried beneath the considerable sap. Most impressive at this level. Drink: 2008+ - Comments: Outstanding!
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.