We are always looking for wines with a bit of age on them, and this is a great one from Gevrey Chambertin. A ready-to-drink example from 2008, this is a classic bottle and perfect for those that love red Burgundy with age as we do without the huge price tag. This is an exceptional buy for back-vintage Premier Cru, and we do not often find these deals from Gevrey-Chambertin. We have the only bottles of this wine available in the USA, and these are our last bottles, so grab one while you can!
We recently found a surprising wine from a former producer who has sold all of his holdings or made growing contracts and no longer makes wine. However, there are still some ex-cellar selections to be had like this beautiful Petit Chapelle. 2013 was the last vintage the Domaine made of Petit Chapelle before a contract was made with Louis Jadot and Ponsot, who now purchase the fruit from Perrot. A good friend of ours in France recently tasted many vintages from the cellar and was surprised at how well the overlooked vintages, like 2013, 2011, and 2008 were showing better than the more significant vintages like 2010. The style of these wines is classic, and they have a lovely rusticity that reminds of the old school of Red Burgundy, which isn't as prominent in Burgundy these days. The parcel used for the Petit Chapelle is located right next to Charmes-Chambertin and is a sought-after piece of the vineyard, hence Jadot and Ponsot's interest. 2008 is showing great with classic mature Pinot Noir aromas with an excellent core of red fruit, followed by earth, sous bois, leather, and mushroom notes. Red fruit appears again on the palate in a precise and juicy fashion. It is quite fleshy and supple with an excellent backbone of acidity and minerality while balanced and long on the finish. A fantastic insider buy, we have the only bottles available in the world right now, and at this pricing merits a look, coming highly recommended for Red Burgundy with age.