2007 Sylvie Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes

This looks like its going to be a bigger version of pinot by the purple colour, and over time its aroma builds that way too – redcurrant and raspberry at first, building to blackberries (and 12 hours later some cola elements on a leftover half glass).  The palate is on a similar build, openign with silky, slippery, forest berries and a whiff of brown spices, supported by a mouthcoating tannin layer, building to show some tarry elements.  While I like the well executed “big burgundy” flavours, the fruit is all front palate at the moment, and time will tell whether this all integrates with the tannins.  Give it a few years. 89/100



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3 Responses to 2007 Sylvie Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes

  1. michel says:

    Havent got my head around 07 red burgs- others like them more than me- i dont get the fruit structure- all the sylvie that i have tried have been a modern style- generous on all facets

  2. Wizz says:

    I haven’t tried many 07s and I’m hearing mixed views as well. Generous – yes. Quality – yes too. Integrated – no, not yet anyway.

  3. Michel says:

    I am learning how difficult to predict or rate great years of burgundy when young- some are so sure……

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