PnP. Medium-dark ruby color, slightly lightening up towards the rim, Amazing nose of sweet dark cherries, strawberries, minerality (graphite and iron), leather, meat, sweet spices. On the palate there are again notes of sweet strawberries and dark cherries, meaty/beefy flavors, some graphite, pepper and a touch of smoke. It's medium-full bodied and dense, with still medium-high tannin that is very silky, but present and a nice medium acidity providing freshness to the rich impression. Very long finish. An amazing top-notch Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru that combines the classic Burgundy elegance with a powerful Gevrey-style. I would still give it another 3-5 years in bottle (this is a perfectly stored bottle) to let the tannin dissolve a little more.
Gevreys with friends (Chez Jane): Not closed, but much more sedate than the preceding wines - smooth, ripe, quite oaky - classy could do with more bite. Obviously it's young, but hard to see into its future
This was a bit over extracted, very oaky, and new world in style. On top of that it didn't pair well at all with my lamb dish--should've brought a Bordeaux! Nonetheless, quite powerful, well-made, and showing very little sign of age at this point. Needs 5 years.
Dark ruby. Very grapey and primary on the nose with sea air and iodine also. Black raspberry, dark plum, mineral, and licorice deeply concentrated on the palate with fine-grained structure and freshening acidity. Moderately long finish of black fruits and flint. In its infancy but already outstanding and pleasurable to sample. From a 375.
Popped and poured. Spicy oak and rich blackberry compote on the nose. Deep very rich mouthfeel, creamy but with a balancing dose of acidity. Possesses copmpelling inner mouth energy that is a characteristic of Burgs from the 05 vintage. Nice long finish. Started to close up after a couple of hours, drying out just a touch.