The weight and structure of this wine comes from the powerful 2002s, as much as from Gevrey-Chambertin. The wine is still very firm, dominated by dry, leathery tannins. Only when the wine is in the mouth for a while do the full, red fruits come through, although on the finish, the tannins close in again.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.