Relatively heavy reduction almost completely blocks the nose though the rich and full-bodied flavors possess excellent mid-palate concentration and a seductive mouth feel on the long, delicious and impressively complex finish. My score offers the benefit of the doubt that the reduction is simply a post-bottling phenomenon that will clear up in time. However, should you be curious enough to sample a bottle young, I would strongly advise decanting it first. Drink: 2023+.
Although the name Griotte-Chambertin comes from a word for a grill-pan inspired by the shape of the vineyard, locals and critics alike agree that there is an unmistakeable scent of cherries in this delectable wine. One of the nine Grand Cru vineyards to be found within Gevrey Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertins are wines of great power, complexity and longevity.