Sunday, January 31, 2016

Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos du Meix des Ouches" Monopole 2010, Domaine des Varoilles

Originally tasted at the domaine in 2012 with a couple of dogs looking on, this bottle has been hauled from Puligny via Bucks to New York. Yet it shows no sign of travel sickness. Immediately open nose of cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, vanilla and almond flour. A ripe berry nose which is delectable. More plum on the palate. Berry dominated. Linear with good attack and proper Gevrey tannins. Has that freshness which encourages bottle emptying by the thirsty throng. Enjoyable and uncomplicated. Has another 5 years of evolution given the ripe fruit, acidity and good tannins. I bought a case but now wish I had bought two! Scores 25/30 for a Gevrey.

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