Joseph Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin 750ml
2019 has kept the promise of quality of Burgundian vintages ending in 9. The beautiful maturities have provided ample and silky wines. They are charming and full of delicacy.
Gevrey-Chambertin is a wine with a beautiful, bright ruby color. Intensely fruity on the nose, the aromas are reminiscent of black cherry, wild blackberry and licorice. The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes, such as mild spice, nutmeg and leather. Later still, mushroom and damp earth nuances make their appearance. Although present on the palate, tannin is never astringent but blends itself harmoniously with the natural freshness and "gras" (velvety texture) of the wine. The same aromas encountered earlier on the nose are found again in the aftertaste.
Accented by violet blossom, musk and scorched earth, this gloriously red-berried Pinot Noir has quite a complex nose. Matured 14 to 18 months in oak (20% new), it's voluminous and rounded yet penetrates with ripe, pristine blackberry and cassis flavors. The supple, silky wine should approach peak by 2024 and improve.