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The 2007′s of Alex Gambal

Actually the ‘early bottled’ 2007′s of Alex Gambal which were bottled in September. The remaining cuvées will be re-tasted for racking during the first week of December and eventually bottling at the end of January or beginning of February. Unfortunately the Amoureuses is gone for both 2007 and 2008 vintage as the supplier’s yields were so low:

2007 Alex Gambal, Fixin Blanc try to find this wine...
Bought from the same supplier ‘sur pied’ – they do all the vineyard work and decide when to pick – since 1999. Pale colour. Good depth with faint brioche. Wide and acidity-driven – will need to soften in bottle, but the track record here shows that they do. Mineral and fresh – unlike other Côte de Nuits whites. Very moreish.
2007 Alex Gambal, Puligny-Montrachet try to find this wine...
Picked a full 10 days later than the grower wanted, gaining 1.5° – still ‘only’ 12° when harvested! Starts just a little diffuse but belowis both width and depth. Good concentration, again slightly bright acidity but very good length is driven by it. Another clean and characterful wine that will need some bottle time.
2006 Alex Gambal, St.Aubin 1er Murgers Dents de Chien try to find this wine...
Focused, fresh nose that’s currently quite narrow but goes deep. Lovely forward acidity and and mouthwatering flavours – spotlessly clean with a nice finish. A perennial purchase.
2007 Alex Gambal, Bourgogne Rouge Deux Papis try to find this wine...
A wide and forward pure pinot nose. Good texture and excellent acidity – real extra flavour dimension in the mid-palate that lasts well into the finish. A first class regional.
2007 Alex Gambal, Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes try to find this wine...
Medium colour. This is a little more concentrated on the nose, fine with darker fruit. Fine tannin on the entry and again a good extra dimension of flavour on the mid-palate. Despite an extra width of concentration this is just a little more discrete than the bourgogne, but perfectly balanced.

3 responses to “The 2007′s of Alex Gambal”

  1. Jane Crabill

    I was able to taste some of Alex’s 2007 white wines at the Nantucket Wine Festival and thought they were all stellar for the cellar. The St. Aubin represents an especially good value.

  2. Gary "Iron" Chevsky

    Tasted three 2007 Alex Gambal wines in the past 2 months at Vineyard Gate Wine Sellers. Bourgogne Blanc – very solid and clean (but not cheap for a Bourgogne), Bourgogne Rouge (solid and classical Bourgogne, very tasty prounounced perfumy nose) and Vosne-Romanee old vines – superb village wine (not cheap – retail $60) – great balance and very complete Burgundy with light-to-medium body and fairly thin texture, a top village level wine that could have been a 1er Cru – though top 1er Crus I’ve had are normally thicker and silkier. Enough tannin to make this last for 10 years, but it is already delicious now.

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