Ruby/garnet with slight fade at the rim. vibrant nose of raspberry, strawberry and red cherry. Quite rich. Hint of earthiness/minerality; Good concentration on the palate, well balanced, medium weight. Quite primary fruits, very little development. Fine tannins. Good acidty. Young - needs time to develop.
This seems to be too young still and might develop more interesting qualities later on, but now it wasn't very impressive. It gave hints of something more special, but the next time you sniffed they were gone. Cranberry was perhaps the dominant feature with some other berries and slight oakiness too, and while this was in fact a perfectly good and nicely balanced wine, it wasn't what I want of a 1er cru Chambolle. Still have another bottle, so will try again several years from now.
I think I am in an indecisive mood since I don't think I know whether I like this or not. On some sniffs it seems too ripe with almost liqueur-like sweetness to the dark fruit; other times it smells bright, red and focused - so bright it reminds me of Montille or Faiveley. Sometimes it is nicely vegetal; other times it has quite a bit of oak-spice despite only 10% new oak having been used. Nice grip, crisp fruit, refreshing aftertaste. I guess I should it give it the benefit of the doubt since 2002 is still so young.
The cork was stained almost all the way,but was intact.Decanted for 3 hours.This is very young,showing mainly primary characteristics.Modern style.Medium nose with dark fruit and some raspberry.On the palate nice bright dark fruit with some raspberry,lingonberry and wild strawberry as well.Quite tannic but nicely balanced.Felt consistent and improved in the glass.It is still a baby.Not quite sure how it will develop since it is lacking so much secondarys at this stage.
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(Nicolas Potel Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Aux Exchanges" Monopole) This was singing on this day. Very layered nose of spice, red fruits, minerals. Huge explosion of black fruits on the attack then a sappy finish that just lingers and lingers. So delicate yet heavy. Sweet ripe tannins.
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