Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Gevrey-Chambertin 2015 750ml
Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
There is a relatively refined mouth feel to the delicious and solidly intense flavors that culminate in a rustic but solidly persistent and complex finale, even though reduction masks the underlying fruit today.
Character of the wine
Gevrey-Chambertin wines are deep in colour with fine expressive aromas. When young they suggest blackcurrants and other red or black soft fruits, with hints of liquorice heightened by their being partially matured in new oak casks. As the wines age they acquire further aromas suggestive of animal pelts, musk, spicy vanilla and Havana cigars. Rich, fine and full-bodied they have a robust, well-balanced structure. These wines, with their resounding name, are famed for their bouquet and finesse; they are known to have been Napoleon's favourite wine, which he took with him on his campaigns.
Remarkable, legendary in fact! The 2015 vintage benefited from exceptional conditions of ripeness to produce deep, structured wines along the lines of some of the greatest years.
The red cuvées show deep, shiny colours and wonderful ripe red berry aromatic complexity mixed with sweet spicy notes.
The full body of the wines is emphasized by the roundness and silkiness of the tannins. In the mouth, they are pure, harmonious, rich, dynamic and velvety with an elegant concentration.