Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Varoilles" 2009 Monopole, Domaine des Varoilles
The 1er Cru "Les Varoilles" is a rare beast indeed: 6 hectares of monopole Gevrey premier cru. This Gevrey from the Domaine des Varoilles is totally different in style compared to the 2010s. Strawberry, ripe cherry, more restrained than the 2010s due to lively tannins and fresh red currant acidity. Enjoyable, still needs time to open up on the nose, I would recommend waiting until 2015. Scores 19-21 / 30 for the Gevrey 1er cru appellation. Photo shows two happy tasters at the domaine.