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Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin En Champs - Geantet Pansiot, 2005:
From parcels below the Champeaux, GeantetŐs 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs evinces cranberry, raspberry, licorice and vanilla in the nose. Displaying real depth and grip on the palate, it suggests subtle caramelization of fruit and marrowy low tones, with a creamy texture emerging. Firm but fine tannin does not detract from the exuberance of fresh fruit in the finish even as rich, savory meatiness and hints of caramelized fruit persist as well.
Vincent Geantet as usual bottled well before yearŐs end, and his wines seemed to be having a particularly expressive, fruit-filled day when I tasted. Interestingly, much as he bottles all of his wines together, so, GeantetŐs barrel regimen is the same regardless of appellation: one-third each of new, one-year and two-year wood. He prolonged the pre-fermentative maceration to eight days, which seems to have enhanced the brightness of fruit exhibited by these wines. I must say I did not come prepared for quite such an impressive collection as that which Geantet delivered.
Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: -