2010 Pierre Gelin Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur

"Intense garnet red colour. A very expressive, mature nose of black fruit with a hint of cherry-stone. It has a charming, well rounded mouth and tannins of remarkable finesse. A final acidity gives depth and tension to this delicate cuvee. This generous wine will give a maximum of pleasure to the palates of those who like silky Gevrey wines. In the first flush of youth their colour is a bright ruby, turning to deep carmine or dark cerise with age. Strawberry, mulberry, violet, mignonette, and rose all help to make up their bouquet of spontaneous aromas. More maturity brings out liquorice, leather and fur, with gamey notes and hints of underbrush. On the palate, they impress by their firm structure, velvety tannins and delicate texture. These wines are everything a great burgundy should be : full-bodied, powerful, rich, and meaty. They have both body and spirit. Pleasant when drunk young < on the fruit >, they are nevertheless first and foremost wines for aging, often for long periods. As such, they make an excellent basis for comparing different vintages. Massive, yet velvet-smooth, the tannins of Gevrey-Chambertin confer power and solidity to the build and contribute to its great longevity. This is a wine for meat-eaters, its gamey notes giving it a particular affinity for game, whether furred or feathered, especially when the wine is more fully evolved. It also goes superbly with rib steak, lamb (braised or in brown sauce), and all musky, solidly fibrous meats, that need time in the mouth to extract all their savour." - Winery [+]