Barrel tasting at Domaine Pierre Damoy

Gevrey Chambertin

Tasted November 24, 2017 by Nanda with 116 views

Introduction

An outstanding tasting with the affable Pierre Damoy. A terrific line up top-to-bottom, and one of the most impressive of our five days in Burgundy. The 2016s are outstanding, though very very small in quantity.

Flight 1 (10 notes)

White
2016 Pierre Damoy Bourgogne Blanc Ravrix France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
Barrel tasting at domaine. From Fixin where yields were down 80% for this particular bottling. Very good apricot aromatic. Round and fresh. A very good Bourgogne. 86-87 points.
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Barrel tasting at domaine. From Fixin. 70% loss due to frost. Juicy black cherry aromas. Impressive richness and depth for a Bourgogne. I thought this was also quite strong for its level. 87-88 points.
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Fixin Les Mogottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Fixin
Barrel tasting at domaine. Again a very impressive wine with rich, intense perfume of black cherry, spice and florals. Lots of stuffing and concentration. Structured finish. This will need some time. 90 points.
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Barrel tasting at domaine. A step up in density. Bigger, bolder nose that has earth and clay tones. Very well concentrated for its level. Rich and sappy with lots of energy. Structured finish. Very good. 89-91 points.
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Barrel tasting at domaine. Yet another impressive wine at the entry part of the line up. Killer nose that has intense spice, black cherry and hints of black licorice. Meaty and rich on the palate. With very good structure. Intense and harmonious already. I could suck down a bottle right now. 90-92 points.
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Chapelle-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. Terrifically aromatic with loads of black cherry, stems, meat and spice. Outstanding concentration and intensity of spice throughout. Loads of freshness and length. I really liked this. 94-96 points.
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. A step up in density and concentration from the Chapelle. The nose has big, rich, dense black fruit with layers of spice and meat. Huge on the palate too with loads of powerful black cherry fruit. Intense and big in every dimension. Pierre noted an extremely low yield in 2016, but I didn't note the percentage. Fantastic. 95+
Red
2016 Pierre Damoy Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. Once again, stepping up the intensity and impressiveness -- this time the Beze vs. the Chambertin tasted just before. Hugely aromatic with intense black cherry, meat and spice. The palate is richly concentrated with bright, lifted spice throughout. The layering and detailing here is super impressive. Rich, but balanced and lively. A true wow wine. 97+ points.
Red
2015 Pierre Damoy Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Reserve France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. 2 barrels in 2016. A wine Pierre says is "made for me, by me" though they only open 3-4 bottles per year at the domaine for personal consumption. The regular Beze tasted just before was far more expressive. The reserve is dense, brooding and closed in at the moment. There is an epic combination of richness, structure and intense spice going on. Cleary going to need some time. I imagine this will equal or best the regular CdB, but hard to ascertain right now.
Red
2013 Pierre Damoy Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Barrel tasting at domaine. Shared as a bonus bottle after the 2016s. I found this much more closed than the 2016 barrel samples (perhaps not surprisingly). The nose is a little bit duller without the same intensity, but consistent with the meat, spice and black cherry. The palate is similarly one or two ticks down from the 2016s, with tasty black cherry, earth tones and spice. Just not as intense or generous right now. 2-3 points of upside with 10+ years in the cellar. 92-94 points.
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