Sunday, January 08, 2012

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers" 2008, Bruno Clair

Having tasted a wide range of wines from the barrel and a few 2009s from the bottle, Philippe Brun, the wine-maker at Domaine Bruno Clair was keen to test our palates with some more mature wines. This 2008 Gevrey 1er cru confirms the edgyness of the vintage: severe, very bright acidity, intense, tightly wound raspberry fruit, blood orange. A vin digeste. Needs at least 4 years to unravel and even then it will need to be imbibed with a rich casserole like lamb cooked with apricots or a canard à l'orange. The vines were planted in 1958 and 1973.

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