Saturday, April 27, 2013

Chambolle-Musigny 2002, Ghislaine Barthod


Do female wine makers produce wines with more feminine characteristics? Hard to know, but would be worth a blind tasting. In the case of Ghislaine Barthod producing Chambolle the question seems academic. A fragrant nose of raspberry, wild strawberry and vanilla. An overlay of ripe red currant and white chocolate. The whole nose is elevated by a splendid oranginess. Soft, berry texture, lovely flavours of orange, cherry and red currant. This Chambolle 2012 is incredibly fresh, with ripe berry fruit and good tannins. Maturity shows through with a sourness on the finish. Delightful for what it is: honest not sophisticated. Scores 25 / 30   for a Chambolle. Courtesy of King's College pantry.

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