Monday, February 04, 2013

Chambolle-Musigny "Les Cabottes" 2011, Cécile Tremblay


This is a small, relatively new domaine which is managed by a woman - Cécile Tremblay who established the domaine in 2003 and now produces wine from 4 hectares of the 7 hectares of vines owned by her family. Invited to present at the Justerini & Brooks annual Burgundy tasting (equivalent to a Miss Burgundy Pinot Noir 2011 pageant) this suggests one of London's most quality conscious wine merchants has made the call on the promise from the Domaine Cécile Tremblay. This turned out to be one of the stand out wines of the 2011 en primeur / cask sample tastings. Perfurmed, superb racy nose, conjures images of Grace Kelly. This is followed up by a glossy texture, it is consistent, sleek, has tail fins, and is very, very good with a delicious cherry flavour. Wow! Also offers excellent value. Scores 24-26/30 for a Chambolle.

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