Friday Flash Sale: “Outstanding” 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

Today Only: 15% off “Excellent volume…graceful flavors…beguiling texture.” – Burghound

In Burgundy as in real estate, location is everything. Today’s wine comes from a vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin called “Combottes.” It’s classified Premier Cru but surrounded on all sides by five famous Grand Crus, including Charmes, Latricières, Mazoyères, and Clos de la Roche.

In lesser vintages, Combottes is an excellent wine that doesn’t quite match the depth of its famous Grand Cru neighbors. But as Rajat Parr writes, “in warm, dry vintages… Combottes can be every bit as great as [the Grand Crus], with a grace and suppleness to accompany potent cherry fruit.”

Amiot is Combottes’s second largest owner behind the legendary Dujac, whose Combottes you can pick up on online for around $400/bot. Amiot’s may not match Dujac’s in magnificence or staying power, but in an outstanding year like 2019 and at a quarter of the price, we think the Amiot provides exceptional value.

Burghound loved Amiot’s 2019 Combottes, marking it “outstanding,” finding it “admirably pure” with “excellent volume…appealingly graceful flavors” with a “beguiling texture,” awarding 91-93 points (just one point under Dujac’s 91-94, not that we’re counting).

The nose is dark and sweetly floral, with notes of spice, plum, and earth. The mouth is dense and sappy with a rich, mouthfilling concentration. If the weight is less than a Grand Cru, it is not by much. Very fine-grained tannins come in at the end, and the finish is very long.


Amiot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er “Combottes” 2019
bottle price: $115
3+ bottle price: $97.75 (use code FRIDAY)

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