Serafin Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux
Price: $116.23 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
There is enough wood influence to comment on surrounding the somber and distinctly earthy dark currant, game and humus suffused nose. There is fine richness to the intense and muscular medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by phenolically mature tannins before culminating in a long if ever-so-mildly bitter finish. Because the tannins are clearly ripe my sense is that the bitterness should quickly dissipate and my score awards the benefit of the doubt.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 91
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Corbeaux comes from 0.45-hectares of vines planted in 1968 by Christians father adjacent to Mazis-Chambertin. It has a precocious bouquet compared to the Vieilles Vignes, with scents of mulberry, dark plum and luscious black fruit that are tightly controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy entry. This is showing the oak a little more than the Vieilles Vignes at the moment, but there is sufficient concentration to absorb that with time. The linear finish, crisp and taut, bodes well for the future.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 91-93
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux is one of the wilder wines in this range. My sense is that a racking is probably in order here. There is plenty of intensity and persistence in the dark fruit, but the aromatics lack their customary focus, while the overall impression is of a wine that is not yet fully formed.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 87-89