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...
In Comblanchien and right next to Clos de la Maréchale. Plenty of clay and deep soil. Vines planted 1925 and 1932 but having to replace some vines each year (using mass selection). 30% whole bunch. One year in barrel. Tank sample.
Pretty aroma. Even with the pretty dark and peppery floral character there’s depth and length on the palate, extremely fine-grained tannins, structured, but you almost miss the framework because the tannins are so refined. Succulent and pure, benchmark burgundy finesse. Succulent at the heart even though it is shaped by those compact tannins.
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (November 2019)