Thursday, January 10, 2008

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Véroilles" 2006, Ghislaine Barthod

Chambolle is famous first and foremost for "Le Musigny" grand cru which it has suffixed to the real village name. The wide range of premiers crus, which in 2006 produced 2,120 hectolitres, also put the village on the map. Unlike Gevrey which has quite a few poor producers relying on the "Gevrey" brand name, wines from Chambolle tend to be of a consistently higher quality. This wine from the Barthod stable has a medium red/purple colour, a visibly deeper colour than her Chambolle 2006, with fresh cherry and cranberry bouquet complimented by oak vanillins. Elegant sensation on the mid-palate contrasted by powerful structure and chewy tannins on the finish. This has the makings of a long-lived and complex wine. Imbibe from 2011.

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