2010 Pascal Marchand, Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Cazetiers” Premier Cru Red Burgundy, France.
Another beautifully crafted Burgundy from ex-Comte Armand winemaker Pascal Marchand, the Quebecian (French Canadian) has certainly put together a great portfolio of wines since going solo, and this majestic Gevrey-Chambertin is one of his finest efforts to date. The detailed 2010 Les Cazetiers gives unbridled pleasure and charm with glorious transparency and silky richness, this beauty shows dried rose petals, hints of game, violets and raspberry from nose to entry, the mouth is filled with cherry, plum and currant fruits with truffle, liquid mineral and sweet herbs, tea spices plus light wood notes. These layers are deep and compelling from start to finish, the smooth tannins and acidity hold everything in place perfectly, this wine is laser sharp, focused and balanced, highlighting the perfect marriage of vineyard, wine and winemaker, stunning in everyday, drink from 2015-2020.
($85 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive