92 out of 100
by Neil Martin
"The 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea has a slightly austere blackberry and briary-scented nose with fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black and red fruit infused with citric like freshness, the finish poised and pure. Again, this is a beautiful Gevrey in the making from Trapet.
In a show of solidarity, in 2013 Jean-Louis Trapet sold his Bourgogne Rouge to fellow biodynamic winemakers in Volnay who had been devastated by the hail. Apart from that demonstration of charity, Jean-Louis has presided a deeply impressive range of 2013s that may even outclass his outstanding 2012s. He told me that he used around 30% whole bunch fruit for his premier crus and 40% for the grand crus. They are very taut and linear wines, pure and direct, laconic even compared to their peers, wines that will repay cellaring. I found that the terroir expression here was magnified by the growing season and perhaps also by the biodynamic practices that Jean-Louis abides by. The wines are a little overlooked by cognoscenti, who perhaps pay more attention to Jean-Marie Fourrier just up the RN74. But do not ignore these marvelous 2013s." - Neil Martin, Wine Advocate