Domaine Humbert Frères Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Craipillot”
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Emmanuel and Frédéric Humbert are the fourth generation of vignerons to tend this six-hectare family estate, which includes some mouth-watering Premier Crus and exquisite Grand Crus. They took over the domaine from their parents in 1989 and since then they have been quietly and steadily improving the quality of the wines produced. Today, they make wines which reflect their dedicated effort and experience of the past twenty or so vintages.
The Humbert’s wines are serious and focused and clearly express the different terroirs. The fruit has an exemplary precision, tending towards the more powerful and solid in the Charmes-Chambertin and Petite Chapelle, and brighter, spicy red-fruits in Poissenots and Estournelles St. Jacques.
Slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, licorice and violet. The palate is dominated by an impression of medicinal reserve, which gives the wine a hint of youthful bitterness. Notes of violet and bitter chocolate--and a strong oak element--currently dominate the wine's fruit. Very concentrated but quite tannic in the early going, this will need time in bottle to soften and absorb its wood. Humbert often describes his Craipillot as a feminine style of wine but this vintage is a bit youthfully rigid. - Vinous
Vinous: 90+/100 (2012 vintage)
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