Amiot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru “Combottes” 2016

$92

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.

BURGHOUND: “There is a sleeker and finer but not richer mouthfeel to the attractively textured middle weight flavors that possess lovely delineation and an interesting hint of salinity on the punchy and sneaky long finale. This effort displays the natural class of a fine Combottes.”

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