- Domaine Geantet-Pansiot
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2035
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2017
The domaine has a generous 0.45 ha slice of this great grand cru, lying right next to Griotte Chambertin. These vines were planted in 1936, and although many of Geantet-Pansiot’s wines drink well from youth, this brooding and concentrated cuvée will need a few years before its begins to open up. If you can be patient you will reap the rewards: it has the stature and length of truly grand cru quality.
Burghound, January 2018,
Here the wood treatment is more evident with touches of toast and menthol surrounding the agreeably fresh aromas of red currant, plum, humus and warm earth. The sleek, delicious and generously proportioned broad-shouldered flavors possess both outstanding concentration and power before culminating in a driving and strikingly persistent bitter fruit pit-inflected finish that is shaped by a prominent and very firm core of ripe tannins. This should be excellent in time. Drink: 2031+
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.
Charmes-Chambertin is one of the nine Grand Crus vineyards within the Gevrey Chambertin area. On gentle slopes, sheltered from the elements by woods to the north, gravelly soil forces the vines to work hard. Relatively large for a Grand Cru appellation, it is hard to generalise about the wines. Often intensely perfumed and seductive, Charmes-Chambertin can be approachable earlier than its Grand Crus neighbours.