Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Au Closeau" 2006, Drouhin-Laroze

Whenever I taste the "Au Closeau" premier cru I can't help but think about Peter Sellers acting Inspector Clouseau. I doubt any French people would be affected by this confusion. The good thing is that I approach the wine with a sense of humeur. I wonder which wine he preferred? For the record, this was tasted at the domaine in May 2011. Like other 2006s, this wine is hard to decipher: closed, background plum, pebbles, some raspberry. Cherry fruit with a quartz wrapper on the palate. Really excellent fruit quality. Good length, ripe tannins even a touch firey on the finish. A full wine which will age well and offer much complexity. Not everything has been revealed. Needs further investigation by Kato.

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