Domaine Jérôme Galeyrand, Côte de Nuits Village, Les Retraits, Vieilles Vignes
From vines planted in 1925 in Comblanchien bordering Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale. 25-30% whole bunch and aged in oak barrels of which no more than 20% are new. A spicy, serious and structured wine, showing its close proximity to Nuits Saints Georges.
As you head north-east towards Gevrey-Chambertin, in the small village of Saint Philibert, you will find a small hamlet of what can best be described as industrial sheds. It is in the very last of these that Jérôme has built his new cellars and winemaking facilities. Production is minuscule and very hands-on and Jérôme is aiming to produce wines that speak of their place. Read more...
"Galeyrand's 2015 Côte de Nuits Villages Les Retraits, from a parcel in Comblanchien, is a ripe, powerful wine. Smoke, black cherry and new oak are some of the notes that are pushed forward. There is a real feeling of structure and weight here. At times, the fruit comes across as overripe, but the wine might need racking. These vines were planted between 1934 and 1946." (88 - 91) points, Antonio Galloni (June 2017)
"The 2015 Côte de Nuits-Villages Les Retraits is lovely, wafting from the glass with an alluring bouquet of ripe cherry, plums and dark spice. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and impressively multidimensional for its level, with a good core of ripe fruit, rich velvety tannins, and a framing of saline stem tannin which melts away on the finish." 89 points, William Kelley - Wine Advocate (April 2018)