2013 Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JG 91
JG 91

View From The Cellar, November 2014

91+ In contrast to the grumpy Vieilles Vignes bottling, the 2013 Clos Prieur from the Harmands was very much on form and showing lovely potential at the time of my visit. As reader will recall, this is a blend of a parcel...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey Chambertin
Sub-appellation Clos Prieur Bas
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2013 Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur is a red wine that hails from the prestigious Burgundy region in France. Made from the Pinot Noir varietal, this wine showcases the elegance and complexity that is characteristic of the region. With an alcohol percentage of 13.0, it offers a balanced and refined drinking experience.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep red color, captivating the eye with its rich hues. The nose is greeted by a sappy and complex blend of black cherries, sweet dark berries, grilled meats, coffee bean, and a lovely base of dark soil tones. These aromas are further enhanced by the subtle notes of vanillin oak, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2013 Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur impresses with its purity and full-bodied nature. It showcases excellent mid-palate depth, displaying a remarkable balance between fruit and acidity. The wine's fine soil inflection adds a touch of terroir, further highlighting its Burgundian origins. The tannins are suave and well-integrated, contributing to a long and complex finish that lingers on the palate.

This wine has received high praise from renowned wine critic John Gilman, who scored it an impressive 91 points. In his tasting note, Gilman commends the Clos Prieur for its lovely potential and premier cru quality. He describes the wine as a beautiful bottle, emphasizing its captivating aromas, full-bodied palate, and complex finish.

Overall, the 2013 Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur is a wine that embodies the essence of Burgundy. It is a testament to the skill and dedication of the Harmand-Geoffroy family, who have crafted a truly exceptional wine. This wine is best enjoyed now or can be cellared for further development. Pair it with roasted meats or aged cheeses for a delightful gastronomic experience.