92pts Wine Spectator
Lush and smoky, featuring black cherry, plum and earth flavors enmeshed with the grainy texture. Spice and wild herb accents emerge as this winds down on the dusty finish.
Gevrey-Chambertin is at the foot of the Combe de Lavaux, a small valley which is known for bringing in cool air that keeps the vines healthy and contributes to slow ripening. Gevrey-Chambertin was Napoleon's favorite wine. The Count of Las Cases, whose collection of memoirs recounting his interaction with Napoleon, noted that, “for fifteen years the Emperor constantly drank the same wine, which he liked and which we believed was good for him”.