A fascinating nose displays notes of blood orange, smoked game, dried herbs and plenty of Gevrey-style earth character on the distinctly floral aromas of cassis and dark currant. The textured and mineral-driven medium weight plus flavors possess a wonderfully dense and palate coating finale that just goes on and on. Note well however that this is going to need a lot of patience before it ready to play nicely in the sandbox. 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.