Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Du Fonteny
Price: $176.05 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A deeply pitched yet wonderfully elegant nose is comprised by densely fruited aromas of red cherry, cassis, earth, violet and sandalwood. There is a terrific sense of underlying vibrancy to the refined, cool and restrained flavors that possess a taut muscularity on the impressively persistent, well-balanced and mildly austere finale. This is definitely built-to-age and will require at least 6 to 8 years but reward up to 15 or so. In a word, excellent.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 90-93
The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny, a monopole of the domaine, has a delightful bouquet with lively red cherry and crushed strawberry aromas. The palate is well balanced with sappy red berry fruit overlaying the fine tannins. It fans out towards the finish, offering enticing orange rind and blood orange notes that infuse the tart aftertaste. Lovely, just a really lovely Gevrey-Chambertin.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 91-93
Medium red. Slightly roasted aromas of cherry, raspberry and smoke came as a shock following the collection of ’16s. Fat, plush and sweet for this bottling, but its chocolatey fullness is nicely leaved by surprising minerality. Cellarmaster Philippe Brun vinified most of the estate’s ’15s with about 30% whole clusters, which has clearly provided an added element of firmness. Still, he believes that the ’15s are unlikely to go through an extended closed period.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 90