Harmand-Geoffroy – 5/12/2012

Gevrey-Chambertin 2008
Quite dark and haunting on the nose, lovely and soft, woody small berries, very foresty and subtle, well managed oak. Wonderfully soft and yet tight, excellent acids without a lot of weight, purity focus and drive without anything sticking out. Elegance restraint, but also something unique in the expression. Much more refined and pure expression of the terroir, not easy to find in the Cote de Nuits.

La Bossiere Premier Cru 2008
Such a delicate elegant colour, very pure and light. Vibrant clean elegant yet fresh and intense, very classic pinot noir aromas, but also classic Burgundian. Delicate elegant restrained and super balanced, soft supple long and precise, soft-hands, minerality comes through, perfectly balanced ripeness, integration.

La Perriere Premier Cru 2008
Great combination of dark soft fruit, earthy deep minerality, starting to show some fungal notes, and even a little oak, all combining in a beautifully complex way. Rich and full on the palate but so delicate, still very fresh with excellent acids and restrained tannins, oak completely integrated and harmonious. Subtle supple and long, the kind of balance that will last for decades. Nothing stands out at all, it is so gentle yet so well structured.

Lavaux St Jacque Premier Cru 2008
Starting to get a little darker and a little denser, more haunting and elusive on the nose, pomegranate and raspberry. Unbelievably drinkable now for a premier cru burgundy this young, yet with so much potential for aging. So light and fine, it takes a very respectful and non-ego driven winemaker to make a wine like this. As a mature wine this will be incredibly complex. Firm tannin structure, quite long on the palate.

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008
Significantly more closed than the previous wines, earthier deeper and richer on the nose, slightly more brooding but not powerful or intense, very soft. Exquisitely soft and supple, one of the most cuddly wines, the definition of silky. Amazingly long, fades beautifully, I can only dream how good this wine will get. Still has freshness thanks to the great acids and bright fruit, but softly softly.

La Bossiere Premier Cru 2009
Darker fruit, slightly stinkier, more robust but still very delicate and elegant. Tighter tenser terser tannins, more aggressive at the moment, soft but less supple and silky. Preferring the 2008 vintage if I’m honest. Tougher tannins and fuller structure, yet to find balance in the bottle. Lots of potential but not a super long time.

La Bossiere Premier Cru 2010
So unbelievably complex and intense on the nose, yet wonderfully subtle. Almost wild and uncontrollable, a lot going on in there. Fragile to the nines, delicate structure, soft supple and insanely balanced, freshness life yet so assured. Firm tannins will keep this wine aging a long time. Suave confident wine, George Clooney but classier. Savoury as well, awesome food wine.

Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy
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