Tim Atkin MW
Made with purchased grapes, this is still among the top wines at Bichot in 2012. It’s a single parcel red that is very true to its cool, even chilly terroir. Fresh and silky with classic red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate notes, it’s gently rather than aggressively oaked and very minerally to boot. 2017-25
Deep, translucent cherry red. Scented and oaky on the nose at the same time. Juicy, fresh but a bit tough on the finish. Could do with a little more fleshing out in the middle – maybe this will come?
An exceptionally fresh, cool, pure and restrained nose is classic Gevrey with its intensely earthy and sauvage character that adds breadth to the ripe wild red currant aromas. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension and energy to the mineral-inflected, firm and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors that culminate in a tautly muscular and moderately austere finish. This will require at least a decade of cellar time to unwind and realize its full potential. (90-92)/2024+