Named for the chapel which once stood among its vines, this is the most delicate and elegant of Gevery's grands crus, with silky, refined black cherry flavors offset by sweet, toasty oak in a lacy structure.
Vinous 94 points - Good medium red. Raspberry and mineral aromas show hints of very ripe fruit. Dense, lush and sweet, conveying a wonderfully smooth grain to the red berry, spice and graphite flavors. The wine’s firm tannins are almost hidden today by its velvety texture. Very long and vibrant on the aftertaste.
Wine Spectator 94 points - Graphite and sanguine aromas give way to cherry and raspberry flavors in this intense red. Firm, with the oak matched to the fleshy texture. A bit rustic and closed in the end now, but shows fine potential. Best from 2018 through 2030.-B.S. (Feb 4 2015)
Wine Advocate 95 points - The glorious 2012 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru, which is domaine-owned, shows a little more wood at the moment although it is embroidered with the carapace black cherry and raspberry fruit. With aeration, it reveals attractive sea spray aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with cashmere tannins and sensual texture that lend it a more Vosne-like personality. It is very harmonious and there is a thrilling crescendo towards its precocious, yet classy finish. Superb. (Dec 2013)