Chambolle-Musigny 2004, A-F Gros
This Chambolle 2004 is the best of the vintage. An appealing mature plum colour with brown interlacing almost like a tawny port. Cooked strawberry, blood orange, Heston Blumenthal edible moss and bark (if you don't understand visit the Fat Duck), with lovely nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Finishes on buttered toast. Savoury, plum, black currant, linear, loganberry. Fresh and dry, this shows the best evolution possible for a 2004 red Burgundy. Also raises the question: "If François Parent could make a Chambolle like this why couldn't everyone else?" Compare with the Chambolle 2005 from the same domaine.