85-year-old vines. 1.5 ha (3.7 acres) total. 50% new oak (I tasted a sample blend of two barrels) . An inviting combination of oak sweetness and dark-fruit sweetness on the nose. A touch of dark spice. Fresh and super-fine on the palate, concentrated but without excess, lovely balance. Almost cassis-like in fruit character. Incredibly moreish and gouleyant . Supple already and very long. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030
Matured in around 50% new oak, the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes has (another) gorgeous and pure bouquet with small dark cherries, raspberry preserve and subtle violet notes. The new oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red and black fruit, lightly spiced with a slightly confit-like finish. Divine.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034