Between the “regular” Gevrey Chambertin villages and this oustanding Vieilles Vignes (old vines) bottling, I preferred this so overwhelmingly that I’m not even including the “regular” in the offer…..from a smattering of old vines from 8 different lieu dits in varied parts of the appellation, this is to my tastes a simply outstanding villages level bottling in its depth, complexity, concentration, and sense of overall class. It has all essential Gevrey food groups, deep red/light black forest fruits, intense purply florals, subtle savory/meaty qualities, a present and fairly fine sense of tannic structure, and a driving salty mineral underpinning. The shtuff is legit, and has a ton of substance/character. I gave this a little *. If that sounds good, dive in! The water is fiiine…..This is certainly the best muscular and ageworthy introduction to the house style and its fantastic cache of old vine holdings. You can see what the critics thought….
“A mixture of 40 year old vines and a century old (the oldest planted in 1915), the Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, aged in 25% new oak, is perfumed and floral on the nose, displaying a melange of incense and iris flower with dark cherries and raspberry. Full of joie-de-vivre. The palate is medium bodied with pliant tannins. It’s quite fleshy and ripe but with underlying mineralité that pushes through on the finish. Excellent!” 91-93 Neil Martin
“(from 40 to 100-year-old vines located in 8 different lieux-dits though one-third of the blend is from Les Journaux in Brochon). Here too there is a whiff of wood framing denser aromas of just crushed dark berries and forest floor. There is even better volume and concentration to the middleweight flavors that are relatively sleekly texture thanks largely to the firm but fine tannins shaping the noticeably more complex and persistent finale. Worth checking out. (89-92)/2027+” Allen Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”
“40-100+ year old vines coming from the usual eight plots. A slightly darker fruit here, with raspberry and strawberry vying for supremacy. There is noticeable more depth, and suppleness of fruit compared to the regular wine, filling the mouth. There is a light toast from the barrel and a good point of acidity at the back to complete the picture. A fine, balanced and precise Gevrey. Drink from 2026-2030. Tasted: November 2022” 90-92 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine