Famille Dugat, Gevrey-Chambertin, La Gibryotte, France, 2017

£52.95

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There aren’t many names in the world of wine more evocative than Gevrey-Chambertin. Single-plot Pinot Noir from La Gibryotte vineyard. The Dugat family source all of their grapes from within stone-throwing distance of the winery, mostly from Premier and Grand Cru plots, with vines averaging 65-years old. Only the best will do.  Medium bodied, elegant, aromatic, incredible length on the palate and superb with food.

Nose

Instense. Blackberry. Liqourice. Nutmeg. Vanilla. Smokey.

Palate

Black fruits. Cherry. Minerality. Earty. Sweet oak. Stunner.

 

“Many excellent wines can be found from regional Bourgogne right through to Grand Cru classification. If I was to describe the general character of the 2017 pinot noir wines it is a vintage with plenty of fragrance, attractive fruit, lacy tannins, reasonably strong terroir character, and an overall air of transparency and approachability.”

 

“A good ‘restaurant vintage’ as the French call them where the wines are exuberantly drinkable on release. In short, drink 2017 reds before 2015 and 2016 if you are lucky enough to have the option.” - James Suckling