94 points

Domaine Chandon de Briailles 2006 Ile de Vergelesses Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Pernand-Vergelesses)

A ripe, red berry-fruit flavored wine, highlighted with sweet cherries. At this young stage, it shows more fruit than structure. Tannins are here, likely to flesh out the wine as it develops. For the moment, enjoy the great swathes of sweet fruit.  — R.V.   Published 12/31/2010
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93 points

Domaine Chandon de Briailles 2007 Ile de Vergelesses Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Pernand-Vergelesses)

Firm, dark tannins with solid black fruit flavors. It has structure followed by lively acidity that lends freshness, with a final beautiful black cherry character. It promises aging potential, proof of the quality of the vineyard in a cooler year.  — R.V.   Published 12/31/2010
90 points

Domaine Chandon de Briailles 2007 Ile de Vergelesses Premier Cru Chardonnay (Pernand-Vergelesses)

The Ile de Vergelesses Premier Cru, mainly planted with Pinot Noir, also has a small parcel of Chardonnay in a chalky part of the vineyard. This white brings out great minerality, showing the acidity of the year, very crisp and citrusy.  — R.V.   Published 11/1/2010
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