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 Vintage2001 Label 1 of 9 
ProducerDomaine Chandon de Briailles (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardIle des Vergelesses
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationPernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2014 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 26 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Cote d'Or on 1/31/2015: PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs and Day 2
-mild bricking
-funk, savory, herbal
-med acidity, med- weight/concentration, earthy savory saline minerality almost no residual fruit, med gritty tannins, trace oak, prominent not entirely pleasant bitterness on finish; resolved bitterness and some crunchy red fruits on Day 2
-mature but needs some air to blossom out, better on Day 2, while not spectacular it is quite good (421 views)
 Tasted by vindictive on 7/21/2014: This is a reliable, traditional burg. Very tight and reticent on opening, it needs at least an hour in the decanter before it starts to unwind. Fairly typical for the vinrtage, it is a bit austere, but not to a fault. Good acidity and structure, paired well with steak. It should keep well - at least another ten years and perhaps improve. (971 views)
 Tasted by Jhcwine on 3/25/2014 & rated 89 points: Last bottle. A decent (but not exemplary) burg on opening, with sufficient fruit and freshness, balanced by prune notes. The fruit evaporated by day 2 (even with nitrogen/argon wine preservation), leaving an undrinkable tannic and acidic liquid. All 3 bottles were a disappointment. (1274 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 1/12/2014: Not that expressive on the nose, showing some red berry fruit and forest floor. Light to medium bodied with medium+ acidity. Tart black fruit, savory earth, autumn leaves and iron/rust. Showing more age than I expected. In a good place, I'm going to drink my remaining bottles over the next year or two. Paired nicely with escarole and white bean soup and ginger soy marinated pork tenderloin. (1310 views)
 Tasted by Jhcwine on 1/4/2014 & rated 89 points: My second bottle (the 1st was premoxed, with overwhelming heavy prune flavours). On opening. Nose - not much fruit. Some barnyard, which added interest. Palate - Similar to nose. Fresh, with some tannin. Prune notes develop as it sits on the glass. Interesting, but not good. Day 2 - similar, but prune notes have developed in bottle. These prune notes will become heavier with time, as evidenced by bottle one. Not a bottle for the cellar. Will try another vintage. (1415 views)
 Tasted by Jhcwine on 12/26/2013 flawed bottle: Substantive prune notes (overwhelmed the pinot fruit) not expected in a 2001. The good folks at Provisions Fine Wine are crediting me for the bottle and welcome my feedback on the other 2 bottles I bought from them. Stay tuned. (1308 views)
 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 7/27/2013: This doesn't hit me all that well intially, but it began to grow on me. My pal there Decatur below seems to have nailed the note within how the wine lines up. Soil, the wet leaf, there is a sappy sweetness to the cherry, solid but not much more. There is some finishing tartness that may leave more room for the wine to age so I'd say drink and enjoy now. I'm taking the wine to dinner and if it evolves further with air (been open about 90 mins), I will update my note. (1329 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 3/8/2013: La Paulée de New York 2013 Verticals Tasting (Colicchio & Sons, New York): I believe this is 30% whole cluster, though I can't remember for sure. More tannic than the 05 (mostly on the finish, but they’re very fine), more maturity on the nose than the 05, spice, more complexity, absolutely delicious, drinking well right now. (1549 views)
 Tasted by christyler on 2/18/2013 & rated 90 points: Showing a bit of orange around the rim. Fairly shy nose - but still inviting. A little low in acid, juicy and delicious. The bottle disappeared at a rate usually seem by cru beaujolais in this household. Really enjoyable, but probably not going to improve. (1351 views)
 Tasted by Fitzi on 11/23/2012: Good, tart, lean. Nice in its style; with more time, might show more fruit. (1424 views)
 Tasted by marc d on 11/18/2012: Best bottle of the three tried so far. Pretty expressive nose, red raspberry and a little wet leaf. Nice sap in the mid palate, and sweet fruit balanced by tangy acidity. Decent length. Very enjoyable, and in a good spot to drink at the moment. (1480 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 10/26/2012 & rated 90 points: Tight and thin at first opening. Opened up over an hour. Red fruits, floral spices, ferric minerals. Not particularly complex, but an enjoyable CdB. (1231 views)
 Tasted by marc d on 9/6/2012: Mostly red fruited, a little forest floor, some tannin left and nicely balanced. Good Burgundy without make up. I agree with the monolithic note below, this is good and pleasant to drink, but not a wow at the moment. (1188 views)
 Tasted by Pikkle on 6/30/2012 & rated 91 points: Nice core of dried strawberry and undergrowth on the nose. A touch of violets as well. Good acid and seems to be right about hitting it's stride. Nice wine but doesn't stand up to better vintages. (1289 views)
 Tasted by Decaturwinedude on 6/2/2012 & rated 89 points: Nose of wet earth, decaying leaves, tart cherry. Palate is sappy red fruit upfront, slight saline notes, and tart cherry. Somewhat angular, never really fleshes out. Good, not great, but I'm happy with it overall. (1171 views)
 Tasted by Fitzi on 12/3/2011: Initially mute and stiff. Decanted about 40 minutes, giving fresh, youthful, taught, nervous pinot flavors and textures with a heavenly, intense strawberry aroma. Quite pleasant to drink, but would expect a fair amount of development still to come with more time. Pale-colored. A red burgundy of elegance and finesse, with ample character. My first CdB; could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. (1679 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/3/2011: Opens piney and sweet strawberry sappy. Whole cluster in a bit candied manner. With air more irony earth notes come out and the fruit becomes a bit more serious. The tannins show a great fine grained, irony finesse but I'm not sure the fruit and terroir will ever be a match for the still prominent stems. Good, certainly and will check in in 5 years. (1612 views)
 Tasted by pomerol on 8/25/2011 & rated 91 points: Beautifully developed nose of wet earth, framboise and sour cherry. On the palate it is dense, crisp pure and very dry. It is overall nicely balanced and probably in need of at least another 5 years in the bottle for it to round out and sweeten up to match the aromatics. A wine for Burgundy lovers that appreciate purity and elegance and are willing to be patient. (1755 views)
 Tasted by spacewrangler on 8/20/2011: Very old school burgundy with this bottle. Fruit was a little reticent and was overall foursquare. Not bad, but not interesting either. (1813 views)
 Tasted by salil on 6/6/2011 & rated 86 points: Pleasant to drink, though not particularly interesting - it's a little monotonic, starting out with cherry fruit and savoury earthy elements, but not much more going on and the first sip tasting pretty much the same as the last. It's nicely balanced, restrained and light on its feet, but rather unremarkable. (1869 views)
 Tasted by spacewrangler on 3/19/2011 & rated 91 points: Great aged Burgundy with plenty of life left, in fact, this was rather tight on pop n pour. Intriguing citrus aromas waft from the glass and mingle with earth notes - slightly tight on the palate and this bottle was guzzled down by friends too quickly to analyze it, but it's medium weight and in need of 3-5 more years I'd guess. (1952 views)
 Tasted by Harbidge on 2/23/2011 & rated 85 points: Light, both in looks and aroma. Very good drinking if lacking in complexity. Enjoyable mid-week stuff. (1966 views)
 Tasted by jkline on 12/31/2009 & rated 80 points: Had this on new years.... Really disappointing. ok cherry nose....barely any earth, spice or other interesting flavors. Sour and acidic (overly acidic)....no balance. What am I missing with this wine...normally I trust places like Astor wines and Appellation wine (who both sell this one).

What I am missing? Am I drinking too early? (2262 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/21/2007 flawed bottle: corked (2298 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 3rd Quarter, 2003, Issue #11
(Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses Ile des Vergelesses 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 2nd Quarter, 2003, Issue #10
(Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/31/2003)
(Dom Chandon de Briailles, Ile des Vergelesses Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/31/2003)
(Dom Chandon de Briailles, Ile des Vergelesses Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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Domaine Chandon de Briailles

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Côte de Beaune

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Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru

The appellation
At the confluence of two valleys, the appellation of Pernand-Vergelesses, perched between 290 and 360 meters, is in the northern portion of the Côte de Beaune. The AOC Pernand-Vergelesses covers 123 hectares: 90 hectares of red of which 44 are Premier Cru and 53 of white of which 17 are Premier Cru.
“Sous Frétille” has been classified as a Premier Cru since 2001 (but only for white wines.) The word “Frétille” is a derivation of “forestelle”, or forest in old French. Hence, “Sous Frétille” indiquates the geographic location of the parcel, just under the forest.

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