2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny, Bruno Clair

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny, Bruno Clair

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This clos is a monopole of the domaine found right at the centre point of Gevrey, between the grand cru slope and the Combe de Lavaux. There is a spicy depth of fruit on the nose, and a surprisingly fine, elegant frame on the palate. It always has a sweet salinity to it, which complements the nicely ripe fruit in 2019. A charming Gevrey premier cru that should drink well from early on. One of Bruno’s personal favourites.

Critic score
93/100 info
From a client
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From a client
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Fonteny (1er Cru), Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2035info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru

Tasting notes

The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Fonteny 1er Cru, a monopole of 0.67 hectares, has a tightly wound bouquet that opens with aeration: brambly red fruit mixed with light loamy and woodland scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very mineral-driven with an almost flinty, stern and strict just like a Ruchottes on the finish. Excellent, but one for serious Burgophiles.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)

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