Domaine Dominique Gallois Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petits Cazetiers 2014
Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the most recognized appellations in Burgundy for good reason. At the commune level, these can be immensely satisfying Pinot Noir-based wines, substantial, dark-hued, infused with assertive fruit and heady aromatics. The distinction of Gevrey-Chambertin becomes unmistakable in the Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. There you find the muscularity and structure that sets this appellation apart from all others.
The marl-limestone climat “Petits Cazetiers” is an extension of Cazetiers at the bottom of the Combe aux Moines. This tiny vineyard faces due east and is particularly well protected from bad weather. The vines were planted in 1954. 91 cases annual production.
BH 91: An elegant, cool and attractively layered nose offers up notes of both red and dark currant, warm earth, humus and discreet spice nuances. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is quite sleek as it combines a taut muscularity with relatively fine tannins, all wrapped in an energetic, saline and beautifully well-balanced if mildly austere finale. Lovely stuff fashioned in an understated style.--Allen Meadows