Two bottles drunk with fine rib eye beef on the bone on New Years Eve and both were very pleasing earthy mouthfuls of raspberry and leather - a fine way to see out 2013 and a good reminder that when it comes to Pinot Noir then few do it better or even as good as a Burgundian who knows what they are doing
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(Tardy Jean Chambolle-Musigny Les Athets) Medium, medium-plus colour. A deep, slightly baked fruit impression intertwined with a dark oak note - I think the oak is influencing the fruit. In the mouth the texture’s okay but I have the impression there’s some dissolved gas here making the tannin a little forward and the acidity slightly prickly. There’s some extra dimension, but it’s clearly not showing its best. Day 2 and the nose starts less interesting, but slowly a red-currant note tries to assert itself. The ‘rasp’ that I associated with dissolved gas is still there on the palate, though the tannin seems less forward. Tight? For sure, but versus some other village chambolles I could mention there’s little here that demands a second look…
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