Robert Parker 93
One of the most explosive wines in the range is the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes, a beautiful bottling that soars from the glass with scents of orange rind, sweet wild berries, licorice and soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, succulent and supple, it’s ample and enveloping, caressing the palate with its generous core of concentrated fruit and its exquisitely refined tannins.
Here there is very good freshness to the cool and airy nose of essence of plum, earth, spice and a background application of wood. The lilting and lacy middle weight flavors possess a subtle underlying tension while the ever-so-slightly warm finish is shaped by very fine-grained tannins. This is an exercise in finesse as it is more refined than usual.