2013, Drouhin Laroze, Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

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Score: 91-93

Drinking Dates: 2023+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2015

(from a .3 ha parcel of vines planted in 1943). A moderate dollop of wood toast isn’t really enough to materially impede the appreciation of the spicy red and dark currant suffused nose that displays plenty of earth and sauvage characters. The cool and restrained medium-bodied flavors seem to be constructed on a base of pungent minerality before culminating in an austere, powerful and wonderfully long finale. Despite the power and punch this is actually a relatively refined version of the appellation though note that it will require at least a decade of cellar time to resolve the firm supporting tannins. (91-93)/2023+