2010HarmandGCPerriere2010 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy, Gevrey-Chambertin, La Perriere, Premier Cru Red Burgundy, France.
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy is a Burgundy producer to watch and certainly the 2010’s are remarkable, especially the Gevrey La Perriere Premier Cru. I’ve had many samples of Harmand-Geoffroy, imported by Rosenthal, this traditional Domaine is now raising it’s game, it has found that extra bit of magic that has taken it to the next level, not that I didn’t enjoy the classic and rustic style of earlier wines, it is just clear as day a big step up has taken place and these 2010’s are the result of vintage yes, but there is more depth, drive and character than I had found before, there seems to be more energy and that tangible something extra that sparks emotion that the wines now have. Regardless, these are beautiful, pure and vigorous Burgundies from Harmand-Geoffroy, and this 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin La Perriere Premier Cru shows it all, crushed roses, violets, black cherry, cedar, mineral essence, plum, licorice, saline, truffle and damp earth. This focused and vivid expression opens slowly in the glass to reveal it’s glorious details, the soft ruby hue is brilliant and inviting and the lingering finish is dreamy indeed, this is elegant stuff. Best to give it some time to fill out and develop, and while the Grand Cru was fabulous it was this La Perriere that really stood out and offers a much great value, it has lovely balance and tangy acidity, ever changing and complex on the palate, drink from 2016-2021.
($100 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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