Gevrey-Chambertin 2001, Rossignol-Trapet
Half-bottle tasted in perfect conditions the colour was of dark cherry with some age showing on the rim. First nose was present but faint, offering plums, grated nutmeg, and ground cloves. Second nose evolved to slightly-tart wild strawberry, crushed cherry and dried walnut. The aromas concluded on orange rind, chalk and cherry. On the palate this Gevrey was fresh and savoury. The tannins were a little green. Medium length, plum fruit and at its apogee in terms of fruit and complexity. Applying the Bevan-Chua scale which correlates bottle size and wine evolution a full size 750 ml bottle will peak in 2 years time. Thanks to Rossignol-Trapet for a decent Geoffrey's chamber tin. More info at: Rossignol-Trapet/.