alex gambal 2007 chambolle-musigny 1er les charmes



2007 Alex Gambal, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose shows a little savoury smokiness over a deeper, but tighter fruit core. In the mouth, your first impression is of something not entirely substantial, yet there is an extension into the the finish and width in the mid-palate that suggests much more. The acidity is very well judged and with extended aeration (say 2 hours) the palate fills out a little, demonstrating intensity and some minerality. The last third of the bottle is altogether more satisfying – but on day 2. Beautiful notes of violets round out the nose, and whilst the flavours remain quite mineral, the palate shows a hint more cushioning. Enough of an improvement to warrant buying again instead of ‘maybe’.
Rebuy – Yes

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