Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey Chambertin Poissenot 2016
|Region||France, Burgundy, Morey Saint Denis|
|Brand||Domaine Humbert Frères|
(the crop level was normal in 2016; the Humberts own nearly one hectare out of a total of two for the appellation, with their 45-to-50-year-old vines facing full south): Bright, dark red. Very ripe, almost exotic nose conveys a hot-rocks character that reminded me of Châteauneuf du Pape! The plushest and sweetest of these premier crus, with black cherry and licorice flavors dominating. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and terrific echoing length. Conveys an impression of full phenolic maturity.
The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Poissenot has a very elegant bouquet with perfumed strawberry and raspberry scents, with the oak here very discreet. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dark berry fruit intermingling with cold and white pepper, leading to a structured finish that does not outstay its welcome. This is a well-crafted Gevrey premier cru.