"The 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru les Corbeaux has a more “airy” and perhaps more floral, feminine bouquet compared with the nascent Les Evocelles ’13. The fruit here leans a little more to the red side of the spectrum rather than black. The palate is structured and more masculine than the Les Evocelles. Beneath the mineral-rich black fruit lurks quite rigid, almost obdurate tannins, although there is superb tension in situ and the grip is almost gentle on the finish. This is the kind of Gevrey then sends tiny ripples of excitement down your back." Robert Parker
"Cool and bracing, the 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux boasts notable precision throughout. Today, the Corbeaux comes across as a bit austere next to some of the other wines in the range, which is not surprising for a cool site in a late-ripening vintage, but it does mean readers will have to be patient. Suggestions of sweet tobacco, cedar, mint and leather add the final shades of nuance." Vinous
Size: 0.42 ha (1.04 ac)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Half planted in 1920, half in 1961
Terroir: High percentage of limestone in soil
Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, crushed, indigenous yeast alcoholic fermentation, punch-downs. Aging in oak barrels (50% new oak), unfined, unfiltered.