Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2013, Seguin-Manuel

We visited this domaine because back in the early 1990s we bought what I'd qualify as "interesting and traditional" wines from this house when it was in Savigny. On one memorable tour round the expansive network of dimly-lit cellars in Savigny I remember being shown the barrels of Côte du Rhône Villages and then the port! One wonders would other marvels were hidden in the mould-covered bins. Despite the name being the same, this is a totally different domaine. In 2004, Thibaut Marion acquired the brand and the vineyards using the proceeds of the sale of his family business Chanson Père & Fils to the Bollinger champagne house. The domaine has 8.5 hectares of vines and a massive range of wines so I assume some vineyards are rented / grapes are bought. This old vine Gevrey is high toned, there is menthol, aniseed. Bright berry fruit. Medium body, medium+ acidity, medium tannins. Decent length on the palate. Good and balanced but the old vines don't sing and there is no discernible Gevreyness. Scores 20/30 for a Gevrey.        

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