Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux

2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux Bachelet

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 12
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 90-93 (2018 Jan.)

There is a touch of the sauvage to the plum, wild currant and underbrush-suffused aromas. The supple and round yet impressively concentrated and powerful medium weight plus flavors possess good underlying muscle and ample punch before culminating in a firm but not really austere finale. In contrast to the prior wines that could basically be enjoyed young, this will require at least some patience and should amply recompense up to a decade of keeping.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (2018 Jan.)

(the crop level here was a full 42 hectoliters per hectare): Moderately saturated medium red. Very ripe but reticent aromas of black cherry, dark plum, licorice and minerals. A bit more masculine and strict than the Les Evocelles (this wine is from clay soil, while the Evocelles is planted on hard rock) and the only one of these '16s to show any evidence of reduction. Finishes with a firm spine of tannins and a subtle salty character. A rather powerful wine from three parcels, the oldest planted in the 1920s and the youngest following the 1985 frost.