Medium/deep garnet core, pale garnet rim. Nose shows rich earth, game, liquorice, whiffs of farmyard and chocolate smarties. Medium bodied, savoury, quite rich, liquoricey, gamey fruit, mulch, lovely bright acids, soft tannins, gamey good length finish which also shows a touch of chocolate. This is surprisingly good. It's fully mature but I would say there is no particular hurry to drink up.
Pale/medium garnet core, wide pale garnet rim. On the nose this has moderately intense raspberry fruit, spice, notes of game. On the palate, the same moderately intense red fruit, good acidity, soft tannins, some savoury gamey notes on the short/medium length finish. Pretty enough, but lacking some of the depth and length of previous bottles.
No formal note. This had an attractive, sweet strawberry fruited nose, with floral notes but also a touch of smoke and a hint of the farmyard. Medium bodied, with soft tannins, not hugely deep or long but attractively flavoured and well balanced with no rough edges. Drinking well now.
Opened and poured a small taste, then decanted the rest for an hour. Clear light ruby. No issue with the "green meanies" here. The first taste initially seemed austere and very tart. Then this wine really blossoms nicely, seemingly gaining weight, and showing a solid core of minerals and iron with a nice background of red fruit; good acidity, nicely structured. Elegant and charming. Very nice showing, though I couldn't help but think that there was something about it that was not particularly Chambolle-like -- more Morey, perhaps?
Medium ruby core, medium pale ruby rim. Attractive, harmonious nose with red cherry fruit, gamey notes, hints of soil. Lovely ripe, clear fruit. Medium bodied on the palate, red cherry fruit on initial attack, tannins have softened nicely, lovely fresh acidity carries good length, savoury, gamey finish. This has come together nicely and with no sign of greeness is better than I remember below. An excellent village wine in the context of the vintage. (13.3% ABV).
Bright, pale/medium ruby core, slight purplish tint, medium pale garnet rim. Ripe dark cherry fruit nose, slight gamey edge, earth and slight peppery hint. Quite full bodied on the palate, attractive red and black cherry fruit, firm but reasonably fine tannins, moderate acidity but seems in balance, good length slightly firm finish shows some slightly bitter, peppery notes. Good +, with improvement potential.
Christmas Eve Dinner and Wine: Dark, but completely translucent appearance. Funky nose of leather, tobacco, and red berries. Needed a lot of time to open up, gain weight, and show fruit. Once there, this had a tremendous palate presence and finish. All I am looking for in a young, affordable Burgundy.
This needed some time in the glass to wake up...Garnet, translucent color. Nose shows dark fruit, bark, earth, and smoky meat. On the palate, the smoky meat component is really prominent and the acid is sticking out just a tad, but the wine is generally well balanced. Finishes dry and rather tannic. Needs 2-3 years to resolve the youthful tannins and may drink well for at least five more years beyond that. For the life of me, the 'green streak' or 'it' that others talk about, I just cannot detect. A very focused and elegant wine.