2001 Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles Saint-Jacques 1er Cru
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Rating: 91Very backward and serious on the nose with its highly nuanced red fruit aromas sitting atop precise, intense and splendidly elegant flavors that deliver impressive purity and detail plus minerality to burn on the wonderfully persistent finish. A great effort in a classic style.Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 13 bottles owned
- 4 collectors