Wine of the Day December 31, 2013

2010HarmandGeoffroyGCVV2010 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy, Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes, Red Burgundy, France.
A simply delicious Pinot Noir of majestic purity and grace, this wine has ages to go to be fully complete, but the potential is all there and it should give a decade of sublime pleasure. Harmand-Geoffroy is an under the radar producer, and seriously hard to find, but one to search out for quality and style, these wines are traditional and elegantly crafted, though need a bit of time to unfold and blossom. The 2007’s were nothing short of brilliant and came from a dull vintage, well imagine what can happen in a grand year, and yes that is exactly what transpired in 2010, Harmand-Geoffroy completely and utterly hit a grand slam, especially glorious is their old vine Gevrey-Chambertin, this is stunning Burgundy from an artisan Producer, it shows vigor, poise, delicacy and passion in equal measures. The 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes is still primary and tight, but there enough going on to give an excellent impression, it shows forest floor, wilted roses, mint and baking spices as it gets air it expands with plum, currants and a core of cherry fruits, plum wild strawberry, briar and hints of game. Everything is balanced and well judged, but things are firm and tannic, along with plenty of acidity that gives life, though the real depth and soul remain hidden. There is a silky texture waiting to emerge and much more intrigue and complexity ready to come into detail with time, even though the finish is lengthy and heavenly, best to put this beauty away for 5 to 7 years, the rewards with surely be worth it, this is a winner.
($78 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive