Gevrey-Chambertin 2001, Drouhin-Laroze
Typical ruby red, fading slightly at the rim. First nose of black cherry, faint spices, red peppers and an unusual aroma of wet grass, perhaps tinged with field mushrooms. Nicely structured. The wine evolved to reveal a little dark chocolate and clarity of spices with background cinammon and nutmeg. On the palette the wine attacked early, redcurrant fruit tingled over the tongue and the finish told of a smooth, supple and approachable beverage, having a nice uplift of tart fruit and tannin. The wine sat up on the back palate, emulating the strength of Ferguson's United over Abramovich's Chelsea. A classy Villages that is drinking very well. Tasting note from contributor Cobbie of Burgomotor fame.