Almost Grand Cru. In Burgundy as in real estate, location is everything. Today’s wine comes from a vineyard classified Premier Cru but surrounded by five Grand Crus. It sits along the famous stretch of Grand Crus between Morey-St-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin, and many believe its classification has as much to do with centuries-ago politics as with terroir.
But whether it’s a secret would-be Grand Cru, or just a perfectly positioned Premier Cru, one thing is settled — the “Combottes” vineyard turns out magnificent wine. The Domaine Pierre Amiot is based in Morey-St-Denis, but makes a few hundred cases each year from this plot just over the border in Gevrey.
Impeccable. Today we’re offering the Combottes from 2014, an excellent year in which Amiot excelled. The wine is young but already exceptional — the nose is dark and sweetly floral, with notes of spice, plum, and earth. The mouth is dense and sappy with an rich, mouthfilling concentration. Burghound awarded 91-93 points, finding “utterly delicious flavors,” and an “impeccably well-balanced finish.”
Most red Burgundy improves with age — Combottes today is twice as delicious as it was when it arrived last year, and given another few years it will likely show even better. But life is short, and when a wine tastes this good this young, no one will fault you for opening it early.
AMIOT Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru “Combottes” 2014
Ansonia Retail: $102
2+ bottle price: $88/bot
AVAILABLE IN 2- 3- 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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