Young (Of course), but quite open and actually showing very good complexity at the moment. Very delicious with lots of everything, in perfect balance. Very nice! Spice, blue, black fruits, tons of earth,and ohh so long. Full on yet very feminine and delicate.
My second bottle that had a wet cork. Upon opening the wine had distinctively mature color (light garnet with brick rim) and aromas (a bit bretty, earthy). I kept it one night vacuumed in the fridge. The next day the wine was better and tasted like a fully mature burgundy, still earthy in style but now with crisp acidity and enough red fruit present to balance its earthy side. Nice and complex. Still not sure this bottle is fully representative.
Another offender in a string of brett influenced 2009 Chevillon "Les Cailles". This bottle, unlike others, was undrinkable with the brett elements becoming more dominant with airing. Imported by Premier Cru.
Opened and poured, this bottle gave a better showing than three previously tasted bottles; however, it also displays some degree of brett that renders this wine disappointing. Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.
This is flat out amazing! Also, man I just think you cannot do much better than Chevillon in ripe/big years. The wine leans barely to the purple side in color, but still has the Cailles red traits that I so love where it counts, albeit dialed down a little. The best part of this wine is the mouthfeel and the delicious swallow. I know, the wine is only three and shows its young age, but if you have a few of these give one a whirl. Reminds me some of the Kutch McDougal Ranch 2009... go figure.
This wine has been tasted on two occasions and from three bottles. First tasted on 2/17/12, the wine was consumed with dinner allowing a couple of hours to evaluate the wine. More recently, this was tasted as part of an afternoon tasting (the wine was tasted from two bottles). Aromatically, this wine shows a funky element (most likely brett) that fails to dissipate over time. The first experience with this wine showed a bottle that with extended airing hinted at its potential but failed to give satisfactory development. More recently, the wine (tasted from two bottles) confirmed the initial impression. Hopefully this wine can overcome the off-putting (to some) elements and give a more harmonious showing.
A little funk on the nose, with some sweat and copious black fruits. Big palate with dark fruit flavors and a nice balancing structure. Medium finish where you pick up some oak tannin. Very "classic" for a 2009 and will be great if the funk does not continue to develop and bloom.