Domaine Tasting at Olivier Bernstein

Burgundy, France

Tasted April 18, 2011 by MatthewF with 598 views

Flight 1 - A white to start (1 note)

White
2010 Olivier Bernstein Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
From Barrel at the Domaine. Malo just finished. Ripe yellow pear and citrus aromas. Some floral and vanilla notes. Mineral. Well rounded palate. Very nice acidity. Medium finish.

Flight 2 - A few (basically) finished 2009s (3 notes)

Red
2009 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
From bottle at the Domaine. Was bottled the previous week. Darker fruit profile on the nose. Savory herb and meaty notes. Earth. Ripe dark berries on the palate. Great texture, medium plus body, long finish. Great acidity. Lots of power.
Red
2009 Olivier Bernstein Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Scheduled to be bottled in the next few days. Fantastic aromatics. Dark red berry fruits, floral, and spice on the nose. Clay notes as well. Expansive darker red berry/blue fruits on the palate. Great intensity. Gripping wine, but still very accessable. Nice balance of acidity and minerality.
Red
2009 Olivier Bernstein Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Scheduled to be bottled in the next week or so. Deep dark color. Very dark cherry and berry aromatics with tons of spice and some nice earthy notes. Powerful and seductive wine. Great fruit on the palate. Great balance of acidity and minerality. Sweet coffee notes. Absolutely fantastic.

Flight 3 - 2010s (9 notes)

Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Lavrottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Lots of spritz going on which made it impossible to get much out of it other than a nice purity of red fruit.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Deep dark blue/black fruits. Herb and meaty elements on the nose and palate. Lots of power. Fantastic elements.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Very similar characteristics to the Cazetiers, but with a little more elegance.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Charmes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Red berries and plum on the nose and palate. Softer on the palate than some of the other wines in the line up. Good elements.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. As with the other 2010s going through malo, this has great elements. Dark red fruits with earth and a good bit of brown spice. Some meaty notes too.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Very pretty elements here. Red berries. Earth notes. Great purity of fruit. Looking forward to revisiting before bottling.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. All from the Chambolle side, from right above Vogue's parcel. Great purity of red fruits. Some roasted herb/game notes. Great minerality. Nice power. Should be great when it all comes together.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Mazis-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Very reduced. Smokey, roasted coffee bean notes. Cocoa aromas. Dark red berry fruit. Grilled meats. Very nice elements.
Red
2010 Olivier Bernstein Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
From barrel at the Domaine. Wine was going through malo. Dark red fruits. Coffee, cocoa, smoke, savory herbs. Great intensity. Fantastic elements; should be an outstanding wine.
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