Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Feusselottes" 2007, Geantet-Pansiot

Tasted chez James Whyte on whom I foisted a post-Christmas tasting lunch (thank you!) this was the final red wine of three tasted blind. A dark cherry colour, semi-opaque, pointed to good concentration. The bouquet evolved nicely from cherries and cassis to cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise. Then returned to a ripe berry note after 15 minutes in the glass. The initial palate was very smooth, a lovely texture with fresh cherry and plum fruit but it finished on a surprisingly tannic brieve. Tasted blind I immediately went for a Volnay and pegged it as a 1999. Right idea stylistically but wide by a country mile on the vintage! I think the premier cru concentration misled me somewhat. Compare with the tasting note for the 2007 vieilles vignes from the same producer from April 2012. Scores 24-25/30 for a Chambolle 1er Cru. Excellent stuff. By the by, whilst Bourgoblog does not admit non-Burgundy wines it has to be said that the 1986 Hermitage "La Chapelle" was simply stunning.


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