Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle

2015 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle Trapet Pere Et Fils

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
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  • Appellation:
    Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (43101)

A discreet but not invisible dose of wood does not detract from the purity of the elegant and airy array of red currant, rose petal, lavender and forest floor scents. There is first-rate tension and delineation to the more obviously mineral-driven middle weight flavors that culminate in a firm, linear and driving finish. This is a classy Petite Chapelle that is built-to-age and will need at least 7 to 8 years and should amply repay 12 to 15.

Vinous - Score: 91 (43101)

Bright medium red. More complex on the nose than the foregoing samples, with lovely perfumed scents of musky raspberry and dried flowers. Dense and seamless on the palate, with mouth-saturating sweetness to its flavors of raspberry and currant. This wine, made from very ripe grapes, struck me as a bit heavy when I tasted it in late 2016 but today it comes across as distinctly firmer and rather stylish, thanks to ripe acidity and a fine dusting of tannins--not to mention underlying minerality. Trapet vinified this wine entirely with whole clusters, and that may also have contributed energy.