Chambolle Musigny Blind Tasting

Tasted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by french16 with 237 views

Flight 1 (3 Notes)

  • 2006 Digioia-Royer Chambolle-Musigny

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny

    There's a bloody, iron touch on the nose completed with nice floral lift. Elegant red fruits both on the nose and palate. Tannic grip but well structured. It flows litghly on the palate while being nicely balanced.
    I thought this was 1er Cru quality. Very well done.

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  • 2004 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

    USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley

    A pirate in our tasting. Darker nose than the previous wine, quite a lot of licorice, almost like a zan candy. Bluefruits with a touch of grenadine. Palate shows again some blueberry and strawberry with still this licorice wrap. This is rather easy to drink and simple. This was not screaming Oregon but at the same time, it "made" sense once the bottle was revealed.

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  • 2004 Domaine Bertagna Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Plantes

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

    A controversial wine. Half of the people thought this was corked. I did not think this was corked at all, even though there was definitely something a little off. Started like fish sauce, very shy and muted. Three hours later, it was a totally different wine showing some enjoyable red fruits, a hint of minerality but with an eggplant like aroma floating in the middle...This needs to be retasted.

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Flight 2 (4 Notes)

  • 2004 Domaine Robert Groffier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Hauts-Doix

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

    Man, what a stunning nose: floral (roses) and mineral, a touch stemmy, mix of red/dark fruit...wow...On the palate, the ripeness was a little too much and the wine tasted literally sweet. But 30mn later, the wine was balanced (still ripe) and the acidity came through and let a stream of dark fruits (dark cherry) shine. Some subtle licorice. Definitely 1er Cru quality here. Some of the group thought the oak was too much and while I'm usually overly sensitive and pissed by the oak, I thought it was smartly used and integrated. It's there for sure but this is a young wine. I think this Chambolle needs more years to be even more balanced but Groffier style is also part of the game here. We're in the modern camp of Chambolle but this will be a really good wine in the future.

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  • 2006 Domaine Collotte Chambolle-Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny

    Modest red fruits with a light touch of oak (coffee notes) on the nose. Not much going here. Tannic and heavy because of a lack of acidity. Hard to identify Chambolle. Ripe strawberry with hint of plums. Never heard of this producer based in Marsannay.

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  • 2001 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

    Started with a little dusty, old basement nose. It then opened with interesting blood orange notes, red fruits and iodine. Hint of mushrooms brings earthy tones to the wine. You can sense power underneath this young wine. I found it to be a rather masculine Chambolle with somehow not so clean palate. Nevertheless this was really good.

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  • 2007 Domaine Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Cuvée des Cigales

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny

    43 years old vines. I have to admit this was not showing so well tonight as I found it very tight and close. Maybe a hint of bacon along elegant red fruits. Feminine, light on its feet, I'd like to re taste to better understand this wine. (12.5%)

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