A mildly toasty nose offers up ultra-fresh notes of herbal tea, black raspberry, earth and discreet floral and spice nuances. There is fine detail and plenty of punch to the lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that also possess solid mid-palate density, all wrapped in a balanced and lingering if robust finish. This isn't as refined as the Champs Chenys but this is also a very fine Gevrey villages and worth checking out. 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.