‘The king of wines’ and ‘wine of kings’, Chambertin lies at the centre of the village of Gevrey on a bedrock of limestone dating from the Bajocian period with whiter marly soils on the upper slopes, forming a 28.3-hectare rectangular block with its immediate neighbour, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. Chambertin, marked by cool breezes from the Combe Grizard above and to the south, imparts wines that are less forthcoming in youth, developing into rounder more powerful expressions distinguished by darker fruit tones and a ferrous accent. Chambertin is the most renowned Grand Cru of Gevrey and among the greatest in all of Burgundy. Fourrier’s, among the very top-drawer.
Vivid coloration ranging from deep ruby to black-cherry. Their aromas suggest strawberry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry as well as fruit pits, liquorice, and spices. Violet, moss and underbrush are also likely to be present. On the palate, power, opulence and elegance unite to make a full and complex body, full of sap and voluptuosness textured. Keeping potential is 10 years minimum. Although these sumptuous Grands Crus share a family resemblance, each has its own distinctive nuances.