It's the first famous, classical wine-growing village when you go south
from Dijon. The Chambertin was supposed to be Napoleon's favourite wine.
Powerful, intense red wine with high complexity and a long life. Today
the village as such is unfortunately too touristic, the wines often too
Philippe Leclerc, Gevrey-Chambertin
An excellent domain that produces in most years good and concentrated
wines (in bottles with rather over-styled, pompous labels) but they want
their money. They have a wine-tasting tavern in Gevrey-Chambertin that
unfortunately - like the rest of the village - appears to be a bit touristic.
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Le Cazetiers 1994
Very beautiful colour with first signs of maturity. Fragrance of sloes,
and wood. Cherries, good tannins, light, leaves a pleasant warmth in the
mouth, spicy. (144 FF)
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux 1992
Beautiful colour with first signs of maturity. Woods, berries, moss
and a waft of mushrooms. Spicy, a bit hot (typical for Philippe Leclerc),
good tannins, herbs, long finish - very good. (162 FF)
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe Aux Moines 1991
Philippe Leclerc's best and most expensive climate. 92 Les Champeaux.
Spicy, pleasant, complex, dark cherries. Taste of cherries, a little bit
hot, spicy, good embedded tannins, long, not so concentrated like the
92er Les Champeaux. (189 FF)
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