Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux

2013 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux Denis Mortet

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 90 (2016 Jan.)

This is sufficiently reduced to suppress the underlying fruit and I would strongly suggest decanting this if you're tempted to try a bottle young. The suave and mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors possess plenty of underlying tension before culminating in a delicious if slightly tangy, austere and dry finish. This will need a few years to flesh out and better harmonize.

Vinous - Score: 91 (2016 Mar.)

(these vines on well-drained soil got very ripe in 2014 and yielded small grapes for the year; aged in 60% new oak): Bright dark red with ruby highlights. Pungent aromas of blackberry, crushed herbs and meat. Plusher in texture than the Gevrey village blend but quite dry, even a bit cool, offering a savory quality to its dark berry and violet flavors. Quite full in the mouth but I wouldn't call this a fruity style. The tannins are ripe and not at all hard.