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 Vintage2003 Label 2 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 1999 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerDomaine Humbert Frères
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardEstournelles-St.-Jacques
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationGevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

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Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by sfqwino on 3/25/2012 & rated 92 points: Beautiful wine! Weighty and the heat of the vintage showed a little. But what balance. Blue ripe fruits, earth, roots, herbs, some cola nuance, other matured notes all packed in nicely. Good complexity. Unmistakably burgundian, but a little on the wild side. Big bold flavours but very well managed and balanced. Interesting and very delicious. A real pleasure. (2053 views)
 Tasted by chcook on 11/3/2010 & rated 89 points: Tasted blind. quick note. this was showing lighter color, cola notes on the nose, lighter fruit and more acid/tannin. Definitely a leaner more delicate style. (2298 views)
 Tasted by sfqwino on 3/27/2010 & rated 90 points: The heat of the vintage really showed on this wine. Rather clunky and heavy bodied, but was cleverly balanced off with ripe cherry and red berry flavours. Some earth, roots, herbs and mineral added on to the complexity. A contraversial pinot that kept the table on table talking about it for some time. I quite liked it though. I would leave my other bottle to rest for a year or two to see how it turns out. (2485 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 3/6/2010 & rated 91 points: Burgs at APFW Relocation Sale (APFW, Kallang): Who would have thought? The 2003 turned out to be the best Burg on show. Nice nose, rather new worldly, with lots of ripe red fruits in the shape of cherries and red-currants, along with earth and peppery spice and a rather rubbery hints. Palate had nice, sweet cherry tone, earth, a little meatiness and just a touch of herbs. Very nice lines on this wine, and pretty impressive balance, especially for a 2003. Finish was decent too, with earthy mineral and another seasoning of herbs. (2762 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2006, IWC Issue #125
(Domaine Humbert Freres Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St. Jacques) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2006, Issue #21
(Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles St.-Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2005, IWC Issue #119
(Domaine Humbert Freres Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles St. Jacques) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2005, Issue #17
(Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles St.-Jacques 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates

Côte de Nuits

on weinlagen.info

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

Map on weinlagen.info

 
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