Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin
Joseph Drouhin's Gevrey-Chambertin is a wine with a beautiful, bright ruby colour. Intensely fruity on the nose, the aromas are reminiscent of black cherry, wild blackberry and liquorice. The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes, such as mild spice, nutmeg and leather from 14-18 months in French oak (only 20% of which is new, so as to complement, not overpower the wine). Later still, mushroom and damp earth nuances make their appearance. Although present on the palate, tannin is never astringent but blends itself harmoniously with the natural freshness and velvety texture of the wine. The same aromas encountered earlier on the nose are found again in the aftertaste.