2007 chézeaux/ponsot griotte-chambertin

Update 5.8.2009(22.7.2009)billn

Domaine des Chézeaux 2007 Griotte-Chambertin
Domaine des Chézeaux 2007 Griotte-Chambertin

I’m rather hooked-in-to this wine just now – maybe I’ll write something eventually…

2007 Chézeaux/Ponsot, Griotte-Chambertintry to find this wine...
Medium cherry-red. The nose starts with a burst of enthusiasm, tightens for a couple of minutes, then relaxes; although it’s not so wide there is a wonderful depth of dark, close to raisined, fruit – eventually the aromas fill-out, proffering baked raspberry edged with violets! In your mouth, it cocks it’s hat to the domaine’s Clos St.Denis with an intensity that is acid-encrusted – fresh redcurrant style – with this wine there’s a little more tannin, but the most surprising aspect is the finish – it’s not so much the length, rather the very mineral, slatey flavour – it seems more like grand cru Chablis than comely Griotte, and that’s the wine all-over. No comfy, plush, slightly facile experience that you may expect from the label, rather a wine that challenges you with every sniff and sip, but in return offers you a different aroma and flavour as reward. I can’t call it gorgeous, but I found it sooo rewarding…
Rebuy – Yes

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