On opening: Aromas of red berries with a hint of raisins, but (tart)cherries dominate. The palate is slighthly mineral and earthy but raspberry and red currants are at the forefront. Good acidity levels and the tannins have mostly melted away. Tasted without food. Not overwhelming on opening and overall I had higher expectations of ripeness and secondary notes. After 5-6 h: The tart aroma has developed into something quite different. The bouquet is suddenly there. Hints of roses, autumn leaves and even some tobacco. Great aromas. The taste is still somewhat disappointing though but with food (coq au vin) it fits nicely. The wine could do with some more fruit as it's very dry, too dry for my taste. On balance still not quite up to the expected standard. 89-91 points.
Decanted for about an hour. Pristine cork. Medium ruby color. Refreshing nose which did not quit throughout the evening, full of lifted florals, forest floor, thyme, anise. Balanced and complete on the palate, showing layers of black cherry, briar, and raspberry elements beautifully spliced with fine-grained mineral and iron structure. Tannins present but filed off for the most part. Very nice acidity which hung on at the end, adding a bit of acrid lash to the sweet grip of a finish. Fine example of Chambolle lightness of being, anchored firmly in the soil.
Popped and poured to pair with simple roast chicken. Deep ruby color. Fragrant nose of cinnamon, alpine flowers, raspberry, forest floor, oolong tea. Bracing acidity, pangs of extraordinarily vivid raspberry fruit, and lacy minerality on the palate. Tannins generally fine-grained and sweet, with a long finish of plum and raspberry fruit mixed with iron. Seemingly quite open and youthful, this wine sings with soul.
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