Jean Michel Guillon & Fils Gevrey Chambertin Vieille Vignes 2016
- Red Wine
Deep in color, the 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes has quite an extracted, candied, blueberry and black cherry nose, quite flamboyant in style but succeeds in retaining purity and delineation. The palate is ripe on the entry with blackberry and blueberry fruit laced with tobacco and orange zest. There is good density here, but you could argue that it is unnecessarily trying too hard. -WA
The Jean-Michel Guiilon wines are haut-couture for hedonists. Self-confessed neo-classicist Jean-Michel Guillon created his domaine in 1980, getting off the train from Paris without any training or qualifications! Year on year he studied the experienced masters in the region as only an outsider would. Through tireless work he has built relationships that have lead to land acquisition and today owns almost 10 hectares of wines and works on several more. Along with his son Alexis, JM has built a Domaine that is quite clearly amongst the finest in the world. He is testament to the cumulative effect of hard work and intelligence.