Expressive and complex, offering black currant, black cherry, licorice, spice, smoke and mineral aromas and flavors. Tightens up on the finish, a good sign in this youthful red Burgundy. The long aftertaste shows its future potential. Best from 2023 through 2043. 138 cases made, 75 cases imported.
This is aromatically similar to the Clos Prieur though the floral and spice characters are more prominent. As is virtually always the case chez Gelin, this is the biggest and most powerful wine in the range as there is solid mid-palate concentration and excellent punch though somewhat surprisingly, the otherwise long finish is somewhat one-dimensional. More depth will almost certainly develop with bottle age and my rating implicitly assumes that it will.