Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru 2013, Rossignol-Trapet

New Year’s Eve definitely merits one or two very good bottles.This Latricières Grand Cru from bio-dynamic producer Rossignol-Trapet was a real gem. For those of you with 2013s in the cellar you will find that from premier cru upwards, they are just starting to evolve from pure fruit to tertiary aromas. This Latricières-Chambertin 2013 has a medium cherry red colour and exhibits some age on the rim. First nose of red plum, aniseed and warm cherries. The bouquet evolves to sweet berries, not jammy. Perfectly ripe. There is a suavity to the aromas. Develops to a sweet licorice note with traces of black truffle. Anticipate more of such developments over the next two years. Surprisingly mineral on the palate and definitely poitnts to a more calcareous soil. Balanced, linear and feminine. Definitely a traditional Burgundian style. Splendid wine from a less ripe year. Tasted blind I thought this could be a Volnay Clos des Ducs or a Clos des Lambrays and placed it in 2010 due to the excellent balance and notable evolution. Scores 88-90/100.


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