Sunday, January 08, 2012

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Corbeaux" 2009, Bruno Clavelier

This wine was originally tasted at the domaine in April 2011. There is a total of 26 premiers crus in Gevrey. The lieu-dit "Corbeaux" is south of the village before the strip of grands crus begins. There are over 3 hectares of this vineyard which sits in a "combe" (small tributary valley) tumbling out of the Côte. This location provides a cool wind from the hills which enhances finesse by drying the grapes. This Gevrey 1er Cru is relatively backwards on the nose compared to other 2009s which are much more open. The future promise is clear on the palate: ripe strawberry, powerful, great fruit depth, ripe and appealing. This wine should be cellared until 2014 before tasting with roast lamb or venison with chestnuts.

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