Marchand & Burch Gevrey-Chambertin

2009 was an impressive season in Burgundy and produced the strongest set of Marchand & Burch wines I’ve seen yet. This is the pick of them (and it’s not the most expensive). Deep black cherry and plum skin fruit are enhanced with notes of nutmeg, cherry kernel, vanilla, wood spice and high cocoa dark chocolate. The tannin structure is spot on – firm, fine and lingering. Whole bunch (15%) and new oak (30%) are gauged to perfection. Give it a vigorous decant if you’re dipping in already. $88 at Wood Street Wines.