Community Tasting Notes (14) Median Score: 89 points

  • Great nose - fruit, floral. Palate - red fruit (cherry), floral, nice spice, slight earth. Strong minerality. Good acidity. Needs an hour or so of air. Probably still needs more time but really enjoyable now. Agree with Slaton's comment below - big, powerful wine. Reminiscent of a Barolo - red fruit, spice, big structure. Strong minerality.
    Better the 2nd night. Fruit, floral, iron. Minerality Better integrated.

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  • This took a three plus hour decant to come around. Big, ripe, strapping wine with baked strawberry, brown spice, black pepper and savory animal notes. It's at an interesting stage of evolution where it still has fruit left, shows very nice development and richness, yet is still fairly astringent. I think a Barolo drinker would find the combination of red fruit, spice and big structure here quite alluring. But for most folks this will need lots of air and some food to tame these elements. Very enjoyable, but I will try to hold my last few bottles for a few more years.

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  • Glad finding this in fine condition, a very enjoyable 98. Remarkably much depot!

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  • What a surprise. After two dissapointing bottles, the last one was the best. It faded the second day, but on day one really good.

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  • Better than my first bottle, but the same impression that this wine is way past its peak (but this seems to be a problem for a lot of 98 premier crus). The first glass is o.k. and than it fades away.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2000, IWC Issue #89, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses Ile des Vergelesses) Subscribe to see review text.

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