Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Alea

2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Alea Trapet Pere Et Fils

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Alea
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 12
  • Stock Location:
    France
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 87 (2019 Jan.)

A brooding though elegant floral-suffused nose reflects notes of both earth and dark berries with a hint of the sauvage lurking in the background. There is similarly good volume and mid-palate density to the delicious, round and relatively supple medium weight flavors that contrast markedly with the very firm, powerful and ever-so-slightly rustic finale that is quite compact and if not exactly hard, then the word tough comes to mind. While I like the complexity, this isn't user friendly and it may not ever be.

Vinous - Score: 90 (2019 Oct.)

The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin "Alea" 1er Cru has a very elegant and refined bouquet with lifted brambly fruit and a touch of sous-bois. Very typical Trapet style. The palate is medium-bodied with a citric opening, nicely balanced even if it is missing some substance towards the open-knit finish. Understated, I suspect that it will drink well over the next 8 to 10 years. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.