2018 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, FRANCE. 750ml
There are a lot of winemakers people like to call “legendary", Philippe Pacalet has become one such winemaker, but his fame was earned not only for his skills in the cellar. It is because he is one of the strongest living links to two of the most seminal figures in artisanal French winemaking: Jules Chauvet, and Marcel Lapierre.
100% whole bunch. Bottled.
Mid cherry red. Darker fruited than the Chambolle and a little more savoury, not quite spicy. Firm, chewy but fine-boned tannins. Lots of pure, bright fruit without unwanted sweetness. Very good. (JH) 16.5+/20