Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Domaine Alain Burguet, GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, 'Mes Favorites'
Selected from 18 parcels in vineyards situated in Brochon and the northern sector of Gevrey with a few to the east of D974 that average approximately 75 years of age; these include Les Corvées, Reniard, Jouise, Sylvie, Champs Perriers, Carré Rougeaud, Combe de Lavaut, Fourneau, Murots, Billard and Creux Brouillard; 40% new wood.
A fresh combination of dark berries, forest floor, crushed fennel and a whiff of the sauvage serves as a very Gevrey-like introduction to the rich, caressing and palate coating medium-bodied flavours that possess both good volume and focused power on the mildly austere and sneaky long finish. This is very good for its level and one that should amply repay mid-term keeping. Outstanding. 89-91 Burghound.
The 2021 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites is a blend taken from sites in three sectors of the village, all planted on clay-rich soils. Deep and explosive, the Favorites shows terrific energy, naturally in the smaller-scaled size of the year. There's good depth to the old-vine Pinot fruit in this intriguing villages. 90-92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.