2012 Domaine Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambetin 1er Les Fontenys$109.99
EFW!- This is Rotys only Premier cru located and is in close proximity to Ruchottes-Chambertin. While it doesn't see the density of the nearby Grand Crus it is a very elegant and structured wine. We've tasted Roty’s Fontenys all the way to up to the early 80s and have always been impressed by the longevity and beauty of this vineyard from Roty. It’s great to find back vintages of this wine and from a vintage that accentuates the style of the vineyard. Gilman states below that this was one of the best vintages of this wine he tasted on release from Roty. All bottles are in excellent condition; Classic Juice.
John Gilman 93 points! "The Fontenys bottling can often be the most closed and structurally-defined wine out of the blocks at Domaine Roty, but the inherent elegance of the 2012 vintage has worked its charms on this wine as well and it is really very refined already. The deep and pure nose wafts from the glass in a lovely blend of black cherries, black plums, grilled meats, bitter chocolate, dark soil tones, a touch of fresh nutmeg, new oak and a topnote of woodsmoke. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant on the attack, with plenty of power in reserve at the sappy core, fine-grained tannins and excellent length and grip on the focused and very promising finish. This could well be the finest young vintage of Fontenys I have ever tasted chez Roty!"