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A relatively expressive nose is comprised by pretty nuances of dark currant, sauvage and forest floor scents. The rich, bold and succulent yet entirely serious larger-scaled flavors coat the palate with dry extract that help to buffer the impressively complex, firm and built-to-age finish. This is an excellent Gevrey villages that should reward mid to perhaps even longer-term cellaring.
Born in Paris, Jean-Michel Guillon arrived at Gevrey-Chambertin in 1980 when he retired from aeronautics. With a special love for the use of new oak barrels, he jokingly refers to himself as “the biggest oak barrel consumer” in Gevrey Chambertin. He has built up a Domaine of reputation from scratch with the help of his good friends and mentors like Rene Galland and the well-renowned Henri Jayer. Their wine range includes many prestigious appellations like Mazis-Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey Saint-Denis, etc. As Allen Meadows commented: “Jean-Michel Guillon’s wines retain a clear sense of style and grace and remain identifiably Pinot Noir”. Jean-Michel Guillon was also elected as Winemaker of the Year 2020 by the famous French wine guide book