The 2010 En Champs was notably on form at the time of tasting with charming and succulent red and black cherries and sweet dark plums. Velvety yet crunchy. It finishes on lacy notes of cloves, cinnamon and aromatic tinges from its high quality oak barrels. Finishes fresh.
(from vines planted in 1903). Over the past few years this has become one of the most consistently excellent villages level wines in all of Burgundy and 2010 will only add to that reputation. The nose is quite similar to that of the old vines Gevrey though here it is perhaps ever-so-slightly more elegant as the fruit slides more to the red side of the fruit spectrum. There is superb concentration and phenolic ripeness to the powerful and strongly mineral-inflected medium-bodied plus flavors that terminate in a driving, fresh and vibrant finish that is focused, linear and gorgeously persistent. Exceptional quality for what this is and highly recommended though note that patience is required. 2022+
Bright crimson. Sweet and potent on the nose. Some refined dryness on the finish. This is dramatic stuff. Really ambitious and tense but with quite enough fruit. Drink 2016-2025
Created in 1955 by Edmond Geantet, this popular domaine has been run by his friendly and energetic son Vincent since 1989. Now joined by his son and daughter, Fabien and Emilie, the Geantets have built up this domaine into one of the most substantial estates in the Côte de Nuits, with 22 hectares of vines across Gevrey Chambertin and beyond. Their new winery at the edge of the village may not be one of the region’s architectural high points, but it has given them the vital space to vinify at ease. Through a combination of old vines (plenty of centenaries in their vineyards), sumptuous fruit concentration and generous new oak they make a hedonistic style of Burgundy. With a generous 10 day cold maceration, the colours are deep and the fruit aromas dark and ripe.
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.