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 Vintage2009 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 2018 and 2033 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.3 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by DrakkarNoir on 10/22/2014: 13.5%. Elegant. Perfumed, subtle nose. Sous-bois, strawberries, a bit of fennel. Medium bodied. Really nicely balanced. Tannins noticeable and a bit on the green side. Not overly ripe like some other '09 burgs. (1233 views)
 Tasted by Drankard on 12/21/2013: This wine is purple-ruby of medium depth, the aromas being intensely ripe and fragrant. Not a whole lot on the palate, perhaps shutting down. Good acidity. I found the 2010 to be much more expressive. (2092 views)
 Tasted by JonathanP on 12/13/2013 & rated 92 points: Tasted from bottle at the Domaine. A step up compared to the 2007, with the obviously riper vintage shining through. Lovely perfume of ripe red berries, cherry, loam and a hint of tobacco. On the palate this has tons of grip but also very good acidity, providing excellent definition and focus. Whilst quite powerful, the tannins have an elegant and refined side to them, perhaps influenced by the stems. Great balance. Already a classy effort, this will be even better in 8+ years. (1759 views)
 Tasted by Merzbow on 12/12/2013 & rated 94 points: Per prior note. (2049 views)
 Tasted by slapsht007 on 10/20/2013 & rated 89 points: Well integrated and very smooth. Good acidity. But lacked minerality and character expected from Burgs. (1928 views)
 Tasted by PIntag on 7/13/2013 & rated 89 points: Tasted over several hours with Cedar Planked Salmon, roasted red potatoes, brussels sprouts, and asparagus. Seemed fairly closed down at the moment, even after left in the glass for an hour or so and some slow ox'ing of the bottle before that. Fruit is muted with lots of earthy notes and good acidity. Tannins are quite prominent at the moment and the air didn't seem to help tame them much. I can see this turning into something special in the future, but we're probably talking a decade or more. My recommendation would be to lay these down for the long haul. (1954 views)
 Tasted by Michael Davidson on 7/10/2013: Definitely a wine on the larger side. The components never came together for me, although there's plenty there to like. Just a bit too big an unwieldy. Might be better with a few more years age. (1466 views)
 Tasted by europat55 on 4/2/2013 & rated 89 points: Pernand-Vergelesses Rouges (Vin Vino Wine, Palo Alto, CA): Quite dark. Slightly different nose when compared to the other Vergelesses in this tasting. fresh, less sweet but more deep. Palate was a little bit harsh upon opening but it improved with time in the glass. (1824 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 3/20/2013: Fleeting impressions from the Goedhuis tasting (Saatchi Gallery, London SW3): Pale. Cherryish. Quiet. (1931 views)
 Tasted by kleng on 12/30/2012 & rated 89 points: Completely closed at first, and takes a good half hour to open up. Pretty big structure and prominent tannins, and a decent flavor profile. Good balance but not terribly elegant. Perhaps in 10 years would be very good. (1960 views)
 Tasted by Merzbow on 11/12/2012 & rated 95 points: As usual, what Keith said. (2579 views)
 Tasted by defnefferson on 7/6/2012 & rated 93 points: Started off soft and fleshy, with notes of flowers, barnyard, spice, cherry and flint. As it was opened over 4 hours, the flintiness and structure took over, with mouth-drying tannins becoming more noticeable. Overall, quite an impressive bottle. (2688 views)
 Tasted by Keith Levenberg on 5/12/2012 & rated 95 points: Didn't take long for this to find itself in a great place. Easily the most impressive Ile des Vergelesses I've ever had, and showing more personality at this stage than either the '08 or '05 did, for sure. This has the perfect mix of richness and tension. So much grip and sève to the fruit it seems to stick to the roof of your mouth, but it's also got a great spine that pulls it taut and gives it a fantastic sense of precision. It kept getting more and more refined as it sat in the glass and by the end it was almost satiny, bordering on a grand cru presence. (4051 views)
 Tasted by Keith Levenberg on 2/17/2012 & rated 87 points: 2009 Burgundies Blind (Lavandou): Tasted blind. Fairly quiet on the nose, and comes across a little boxy and structured, although I didn't pick up any stemmy notes or other telltale whole cluster signatures to give this away as the Chandon de Briailles. It picks up more flesh with air and softens up, too, with the fruit turning a little plummy. (4107 views)
 Tasted by Rechrom on 2/13/2012 & rated 92 points: Decanted two hours, drunk over next four. Dark red, great fruit underlying a tight palate. Some tannins evident, excellent balance, this should be really excellent in a few years. About a 90 for drinking now, expecting it to get better and hope 92 turns out to be conservative. (2630 views)
 Tasted by Jorgy on 1/12/2012: Beautiful wine. Red fruit nose - cherry, strawberry, tart cherry and stone/mineral. Great structure, acidity, very balanced with nice strong tannin. Great finish. (2502 views)
 Tasted by winopops3 on 1/10/2012 & rated 86 points: Nice medium purple color. Beautiful nose of lilac and earth, mouthfeel and flavor somewhat thin and hollow with abbreviated finish. Left in decanter overnight and was actually better on day 1. At this price disappointing. (2516 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 1/10/2012 & rated 92 points: 2009 Cote de Beaunes (Vin Vino Wine, Palo Alto, CA): Gorgeous nose of red cherry and raspberry, subtle baking spice. Medium bodied with medium+ acidity. Mix of tart and ripe cherry and cranberry fruit. Some baking spice. Still a bit tight, with noticeable tannins, but great depth of material here. Tremendous upside potential. (2739 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 11/7/2011 & rated 92 points: Lots of material here - this will throw a deposit with sufficient time. A blackish/purplish wine that has great ripeness and harmony, very attractive. 80% whole bunch fermentation. (2451 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2012, IWC Issue #161
(Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses Ile des Vergelesses) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, May 2011, Issue #42
(Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses "Ile de Vergelesses" 1er 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/10/2011)
(Dom Chandon de Briailles, Ile des Vergelesses Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154
(Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses Ile des Vergelesses) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2010, Issue #30, The Fine 2009 Burgundy Vintage- Rather Heterogeneous
(Pernand-Vergelesses “Ile de Vergelesses”- Domaine Chandon de Briailles) Login and sign up and 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

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
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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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