Here too the cassis, violet, plus and earth aromas are distinctly cool and elegant. There is excellent richness and volume to the impressively well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that exude ample minerality onto the palate coating, powerful and massively long finish. This is distinctly old school in style and it would be absolutely pointless to open a bottle before at least 10 years of age as this is unapologetically built for the long-term. Drink 2030+
Toasty, sappy nose. Juicy and still a bit marked by oak and tannin. Lots going on here – a fruit salad of concentration! But it needs time for the oak to integrate. Drink 2020-2030
(only 40% vendange entier, as with the Charmes-Chambertin): Full ruby-red. Vibrant aromas and flavors of blackberry, violet, licorice pastille, bitter chocolate and wild mint. Boasts compelling sweetness and texture, not to mention inner-mouth tension. Finishes with surprisingly sweet tannins and distinct minerality. Dugat noted that this wine started off hard but that the racking brought much more refinement.
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.