A very densely fruited nose clearly speaks of the sauvage with warm earth, crushed herbs and cool red pinot, plum and black cherry fruit aromas that precede the rich, intense and textured medium weight plus flavors that possess excellent phenolic ripeness and an explosively long finish. This is terrific but note that patience will be required.Drink: 2020+
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.