2009 Maison Ilan Chambertin

Community Tasting Note


Friday, October 5, 2012 - Glorious, elegant wine that haunted me for days afterward. Gentle and restrained, this wine whispers with its ethereal floral aroma and lengthy, precise finish. It's exceptional, full stop.

This wine reminded me of Truchot, but more accessible than most of his wines were at this stage of life. I rarely like, let alone love, Grand Cru Burgundy in its youth so this wine was especially confounding to me. While my logical brain must believe this wine will improve, my heart says it will never get better, it will only become different over time. If you can try one at this stage, I recommend doing so. I greatly look forward to drinking this wine again.

I shared the bottle that Kevin drank in the tasting note below, in fact he disliked it so much I got to drink his glass :) It's also worth noting that the last time I drank Truchot with Kevin he hated that too. The man knows what he likes, and this ain't it. But to me, it's flirting with perfection.

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