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Wines from Chambertin

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Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2011 Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $240
This is full of fruit and weighty tannins. Coming from one of the finest vineyards in Burgundy, it is going to have great power and an opulent nature. This wine also has elegance, its black fruits controlled and with a mineral edge. That doesn’t take away the power, it enhances the stylishness of this grand wine. Drink from 2020.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
96
points

Roche de Bellene 2011 Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

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  1. $496
This most powerful of Grand Cru vineyards has yielded another blockbuster. Even in the 2011 vintage, the wine is a massive statement, packed with rich fruits, dark tannins and layers of blackberry and juicy acidity. The wine has a dry texture, that will soften slowly over many years. Drink from 2019.  — R.V.  (6/1/2014)
95
points

Albert Bichot 2010 Domaine du Clos Frantin Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

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The king of the Gevrey-Chambertin grand crus, this powerful, concentrated Chambertin is a blockbuster. It is currently dominated by its structure, which hides the ripe fruit. Made from grapes sourced from the upper portion of the Chambertin vineyard, this selection also has a mineral element, and it promises considerable aging potential.  — R.V.  (4/1/2013)
95
points

Alex Gambal 2009 Chambertin Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

  1. $335
A big and structured wine, packed with firm, powerful tannins. Smoky wood and a dark brooding character dominate this impressive wine, but there is plenty of sweet fruit underneath all this density, waiting to develop as the wine ages.  — R.V.  (9/1/2011)
95
points

Domaine Jacques Prieur 2009 Chambertin Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

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  1. $360
A powerful, classic Chambertin, intensely structured and tannic. The sweet black fruit is potentially enormous, still finding its place among the tannins. Spice, with a mineral streak, gives the wine added complexity. Very dense in texture, this will age 10 years and many more.  — R.V.  (9/1/2011)
95
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Camille Giroud 2008 Chambertin Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $272
A massive wine, firmly structured with dense and powerful tannins. This is a wine for long-term aging, with its dark black fruits and chunky feel. It is still just starting out; cellar for 10 years.  — R.V.  (9/1/2011)
94
points

Maison Jessiaume 2009 Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

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  1. $266
This is heavy on the wood, but it’s so rich in fruit as well. An immensely concentrated wine that’s powered by its dark tannins and flavors of ripe blackberry, loganberry juice and spice. The acidity is straight as an arrow, giving the wine good lift.  — R.V.  (8/1/2012)
94
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Maison Jessiaume 2008 Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

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  1. $115
At the pinnacle of Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambertin Grand Cru produces immensely powerful wines. This Jessiaume fits the profile well, while also having delicious juiciness to go with the dark tannins and acidity. The result is stylish as well as concentrated. Age for 10 years at least.  — R.V.  (5/1/2011)
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