Maison Harbour 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice"
If you ever watched Sideways and wanted to experience everything that made Mile wax so poetic about Grand Cru and Premier Cru Burgundy Pinot Noir without having to spend hundreds of dollars, then Maison Harbour is wine you've been looking for. Such sublime perfection as what Cru Burgundy delivers can only come at a high price, but newcomers Nicholas and Colleen Harbour are getting access to fantastic fruit from some of Burgundy's to sites. Depending on the vintage (2013 was their first) they produce between 400-900 cases, mostly utilizing fruit purchased from friends Nicholas met at oenology school in France who's families farm some of the choices plots throughout the region. Harbour's Gevrey has a lovely, very natural bouquet with mulberry and subtle undergrowth scents, all nicely defined with good lift. The palate is rounded on the entry with a gentle grip in the mouth. Quite savory, it offers attractive tobacco and black pepper notes that infuse the red and black fruit flavors, plus a gentle rondeur on the finish that makes this so approachable in youth, balancing out the acidity that should help it age beautifully for a decade or more.