An elegant and distinctly cool nose of airy red berry fruit, floral and sauvage aromas precede the intensely mineral-driven flavors that possess outstanding delineation on the focused, powerful and driving finish. This is seriously concentrated but balanced with the usual youthful austerity that this iconic premier cru displays. Good stuff but note that patience will be required even if it is perhaps a bit less than this wine usually needs. Sweet spot 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.