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Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes Chambertin 2008

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RP 94-95

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Snooth User: jetienne
3.50 5
Vintage: 1990 10/15/2007

Three and a half glasses

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Source: Vintners Cru

94-95 Points "Bachelet's 2008 Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes was his sole wine of the vintage to finish malo on an earlier schedule, namely in June, and as he reminds me, not only is this one reason why the wine is so expressive already today; the reason for consistently earlier malo from this parcel of centenarian vines lies in terroir: with white mother chalk just beneath the surface storing heat and resisting water, the fruit here always ripens first (though frequently at relatively low potential alcohol) and with markedly lower malic (and total) acidity, thus rendering a must whose pH is more hospitable to bacteria. A glorious nose of concentrated wild cherry, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom, herbal elixir, and a hint of caramel ushers in a correspondingly alluring; already sumptuously silken and incipiently creamy; yet persistently vibratory and dynamic palate. Abundant forest floor and stony notes lend depth and mystery, yet for all of their metaphoric darkness and this wine's suave texture, its explosive finish remains blazingly bright. This will be awesome to follow for the next 20 years if not longer.." Wine Advocate , #189 June 2010 , David Schildknecht

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Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2007 03/15/2012

93 Points "Good deep red-ruby. Wild, fully ripe nose combines black cherry, violet and game. Wonderfully sweet and lush in the mouth, conveying an impression of lower acidity than the Corbeaux and village example. This is deceptively pliant, complex and open today but it's hard to believe it won't evolve positively in bottle for a decade or more. Finishes juicy, sweet and very long, with an intriguing savory, smoky minerality. This rocky soil really retains heat at night, says Bachelet, which is why the wine often possesses relatively low acidity." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar , Mar/Apr 2010, Stephen Tanzer

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Source: Vintners Cru
Vintage: 2004 03/15/2012

92 Points "The recent bottling has caused the nose to become relatively reticent compared to the prior wines though glimpses of the beautifully complex, elegant, refined and pure red pinot and black cherry fruit aromas are visible. The sweet, supple and forward flavors possess notably good length and near perfect balance and the underlying structure on the linear and impressively well delineated finish suggests that this will improve for up to a decade, perhaps slightly longer." Burghound.com , Issue 25 Jan 01, 2007, Allen Meadows

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