Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2017
Gevrey-Chambertin is a wine with a beautiful, bright ruby color. Intensely fruity on the nose, the aromas are reminiscent of black cherry, wild blackberry and licorice. The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes, such as mild spice, nutmeg, and leather. Later still, mushroom, and damp earth nuances make their appearance. Although present on the palate, tannin is never astringent but blends itself harmoniously with the natural freshness and gras (velvety texture) of the wine. The same aromas encountered earlier on the nose are found again in the aftertaste.
|Wine Spectator: 91
|This red is marked by a laser of cherry and currant flavors, with grace notes of earth, iron and tobacco. The texture is both supple and firm, with a long finish of cherry, earth and spice accents. Best from 2021 through 2033.
|Wine Advocate: 91
|Aromas of sweet grilled meats, spicy cassis, cherries and rich soil tones introduce the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, a medium to full-bodied, ample and impressively layered wine that includes some premier cru juice. With good depth and length, it's a decided success at the communal level this year.
|James Suckling: 92
|Spicy, cedary and minty with raspberries and blueberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Smoke and tar at the end. Structured. Drink after 2022.