Bourgogne Grand Crus Tasting – Chambertin


Chanson Gevrey-Chambertin 2010

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6643[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Medium ruby. cranberry. eucalyptus leaves. medium+ acidity. medium+ length. wet soil. black cherry note. medium tannin.

The nose is not very pleasant due to the green note, but the palate is quite good (as a village wine).

SY Rating: 16.5/20

Mongeard-Mugneret Gevrey-Chambertin 2010

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6644[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] medium ruby. creamy butter, distinct oak note, cran berry, light vanilla. medium+ length. Anise bitterness at palate end.

Very distinct oak-related nose, quite an approachable village wine.

SY Rating: 17/20

Frederic Esmonin 2006 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles-St-Jacques

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6646[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] medium ruby color. Flower, cran berry, cherry, light meaty. Very feminine nose, but the palate is a bit muscle. high acidity, lingering.

One hour (at least 30 mins) breathing is necessary for this vintage. Has promising aging potential.

SY Rating: 17.5/20

Laboure-Roi Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 2004

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6648[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Incense, fresh oak, ginseng root, black berry. medium+ tannin. h acidity. spice note. The body is the thinnest among the 4 Grand Crus today, but the complexity is quite good.

Although Laboure-Roi is a négociant and had some scandal a few years ago, this Latricieres Chambertin wine is well presenting the terrior characteristics.

SY Rating: 18/20

Pierre Bouree 2005 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6649[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] rich black berry, more fruity than others. Oak, leather, gravel note. creamy note. The complexity is a bit less than Laboure-Roi Latricieres Chambertin 2004, but presents more concentrated fruity.

Classic Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru wine, quite straight forward fruity. However, a bit boring compare to other Grand Crus today, probably need more aging to build the complexity.

SY Rating: 18/20

Louis Remy 2002 Chambertin Grand Cru

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6650[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Nose is closed at the beginning, need 1 hr breathing. Black tea note and honey note. at the palate end. Flower, note of meat and leather, black cherry, cran berry. Lingering.

Very outstanding Chambertin Grand Cru, can drink more than 3 hours.

SY Rating: 19/20

Louis Remy 1989 Chambertin Grand Cru

[ezcol_1half]IMG_6652[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Old cask. pickled squash, light dry plum, black berry, tangerine skin. smoky. old taiwanese temple filled with incense.

Good matured Grand Cru. This vintage is the 2nd vintage of Chantal Remy who full time worked in Louis Remy.

SY Rating: 18/20