From 65 to 70-year old vines towards Brochon and aged in 30% new oak, the 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes has a very perfumed, floral bouquet with hints of wilted violet petals and dried quince infusing the red fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with a candied, very pure opening. This is very expressive and beautifully balanced with real mineralite coming towards the long finish. Feminine and endearing, this is a lovely Gevrey-Chambertin.
Deep cherry red. Very dark fruited, oak spice, and a slight smoky reductive note. Rich and sweetly oaky on the palate. Rounded and velvety texture. Finesse and length. Julia Harding MW
Dark ruby purple. Nice nose of dark cherries and burnt toast but on the palate this seems a bit lean and acidic. There is also a bit too much oak for my taste but there is some good underlying material buried in there so it may all work out in the end. On this evidence, opened too early - come back in five years.~
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