Joseph Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin 2016
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
A polished red, this delivers cherry, strawberry, rose and spice aromas and flavors. Balanced and vibrant, ending with a mouthwatering aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2035. 800 cases imported.
(the parcels that go into this wine yielded an average of about 40 hectoliters per hectare in '16): Medium red. Dark raspberry, mint and soil tones on the nose, lifted by subtle violet perfume. A supple, pliant midweight with good energy and concentration. But ultimately less sweet than the Vosne-Romanée, with the tannins arriving late but turning a bit dusty. Jérôme Faure-Brac noted that all three of these village wines from the Côte de Nuits include some premier cru juice.