From vines planted 110 years ago, this is, as one would expect, a very dense deep concentrated wine. Rich and full of vibrant blackberry fruits, this is structured and very long.
Here the nose is slightly riper with even more complexity to the intensely earthy wild dark currant, humus and underbrush suffused nose. There is outstanding concentration to the dense and serious but not particularly rustic middle weight flavors that possess plenty of tannin-buffering dry extract, all wrapped in a wonderfully deep, mouth coating and impeccably well-balanced finish. This is a very impressive Gevrey villages and one that should reward up to a decade of cellaring. Drink 2020+
Fabulous richness and fruit power on the nose, with a generous brush of tannin and good acidic structure. Flamboyant – violets, spice, earth. Punches above its weight. Drink 2016-2030
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.