Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Au Closeau" 2009, Drouhin-Laroze
The final "Au Closeau" tasted at the domaine, recently bottled. This 2009 Gevrey 1er Cru contrasted significantly with the abstract and enthralling 2008. The 2009 was immediately hitting black berry fruits and black cherries reflecting the ripe 2009 vintage. Not yet open though. Closes up again. This is a ripe, rounded and rich wine. Impressive structure with balancing mineral freshness. Explains why 2009 is such a crowd pleaser. Very good.