Nestled underneath the grand cru vineyard of Mazis-Chambertin and immediately north of Clos Prieur, La Perrière enjoys a superb position on the Côte. As the name suggests, this is a very stony vineyard Perrière has an etymology that relates to 'stone' or 'rock'. From just a third of a hectare of 50-year-old vines, the wine falls stylistically somewhere between the simmering intensity of the Mazis-Chambertin and Clos Prieur, and the elegance and finesse of the En Jouise and the Harmand's monople 1er cru La Bossière.
It is a terrific Gevrey "imbued with freshness, flesh and vibrant minerality” that will only get better with age.
The 2015 shows a markedly cool personality for the vintage, with a lifted impression of menthol and exotic spices on the nose, and a driving, red-fruit-dominated palate. 40% new oak.
ALLEN MEADOWS - BURGHOUND.COM
A wonderfully fresh, cool and airy nose features scents of black cherry and earth with a floral top note. There is fine mid-palate density and minerality to the delicious, intense and serious flavors that are also shaped by a firm tannic spine that will require some years of cellaring to soften.'