Jane Eyre Gevrey Chambertin Corbeaux 2016 1er

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

There are three barrels of the 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux this year and it is due for bottling around February (indeed, there was a bit of reduction on the nose). It comes from a parcel adjacent to the lieu-dit of Mazis-Bas. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent red cherry and strawberry fruit, grainy in texture, a Corbeaux that exerts a gentle grip with impressive tension and sense of energy on the finish. This has great potential and may well surpass the 2015. NEAL MARTIN

First vintage 2015, from the same supplier as the Gevrey village wine. The parcel is right next to Mazis-Chambertin and Eyre sees some similarities to the Mazis fruit she used to have at Domaine Newman. Around 15% whole bunch. Three barrels, one new. Barrel sample. Eyre notes that it tends to be a bit reductive in the beginning, so it is bottled later than her other wines.
Darker and more savoury than the Savigny Vergelesses with a light charry note that is part reduction and part oak, I suspect. Succulent and lightly chewy texture though the tannins are very fine. Extremely moreish. The juicy fruit escapes around the edges and gives a long finish but a bit flattened by the oak at the moment. Wait. JULIA HARDING MW