This Essential Jérôme Galeyrand pack is the price of six Antonin (at $55 per bottle) but we’ve taken one out and replaced it with the La Justice 2015 (at $110 per bottle). That’s a half-price La Justice or a free bottle of Antonin. Either way, this entry-level bonus offer proves that you can still buy smart and drink well from Burgundy if you know where to look.
Jérôme Galeyrand Antonin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017 In this offer, you’ll get five bottles of the 2017 Antonin. Made from .08 hectares of biodynamically grown vines located in Chambolle Musigny, Brochon and Gilly-lès-Cîteaux (near Vougeot). Jérôme Galeyrand produces less than 500 cases a year of his superb Antonin Bourgogne Pinot Noir. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed then macerated for 3-5 days before a wild yeast fermentation over 18-20 days which is followed by 16 months maturation in oak barrels (20% new). Energetic and with a mix of red and black fruits, this silky, fruit-driven and delicious entry-level red burgundy can be enjoyed now and over the next 3-5 years.
Jérôme Galeyrand La Justice Gevrey-Chambertin 2015 You’ll also receive a bottle of La Justice 2015 (valued at $110 per bottle). The La Justice lieu-dit (think of this is as single-vineyard village wine) sits just below the village of Gevrey and is considered one of—if not the—best lieu-dits in Gevrey-Chambertin. Jérôme Galeyrand's vines in La Justice were planted in 1946-1947 and Jérôme describes his wine as being a 'subtle' Gevrey that can be approached in its youth, even in a vintage as powerful as 2015. A small amount of whole bunch was used during fermentation and the wine spends 16 months in 228 litre barrels (20% new). In Galeyrand's hands, this superb medium-bodied wine has both purity of fruit and Gevrey structure and can be enjoyed now and over the next 7-10 years.
"Dried flowers, mint and spice, a slightly rubbery smell, ripe cherry and strawberry. Medium bodied, quite soft and almost squishy strawberry flavour, gentle tannin, spice and a touch of dried herb, a slip of earthiness on a fleshy and round finish. Suspect the pleasure here will be more as a young wine."
91 points, Wine Front (12/2017).
"The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice has a clean and fresh bouquet with bright red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, very perfumed with fine purity. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly tarry red berry fruit, a healthy dash of white pepper with a crisp, well-balanced finish that gently fans out. It will need a couple of years to just take the edge off those tannins, but it represents a decent wine from this village cru."
87-89 points, The Wine Advocate (12/2016).
"The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice is an attractive, mid-weight wine. Dried flowers, herbs, mint and dried cherry open up nicely, while beams of supporting tannin give the wine its shape and overall sense of energy. The 2015 is perhaps a touch light and ethereal, but it is nevertheless very nicely done."
(87 - 89) points, Antonio Galloni (June 2017)