Okay, okay – I know this a 1er Cru and costs much more than the village Barthod, but I needed to see some improvement to get me over the awful weekend weather. What we have here is a wine that Burgundy afficionados will swirl and cajoule, sniff and slurp and find many subtle facets. Those who prefer their wines more ‘up-front’ might be left a little disappointed :
2001 Bertagna, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Plantes
Medium ruby-red colour. The nose is quite creamy with toffee-edged understated red fruit and wider higher tones. The palate is rather fine but rather slender; it’s very well textured with faintly grained tannin and really good length. I think it needs a little extra density for stardom, but this is a lovely subtle and complex wine.
Rebuy – Yes