This is the largest of the Gevrey-Chambertin grand crus, a huge (for Burgundy) 31 acres. Drouhin has made the most of its weight and power, a wine of dark plum flavors surrounding a core that is dense and solid. This is already a drinkable wine, but to get the best out of it, the rich fruit needs time to envelop the firm tannins.
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.