ghislaine barthod 1999 chambolle-musigny



1999 Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musigny
Medium, medium-plus colour. There’s a depth of really super dark red and black fruit – quite glossy and initially very primary – given time there’s a floral dimension, rather heavy but not to worry, it’s young. Wow; swirl this around in your mouth and there’s a hint of silk but more importantly there’s an intensity that soon rebels – you have to swallow. Okay the acidity is reasonably bright, but the intensity is really about flavour and the depth of that flavour is enough to balance. An impression of tannin remains and a little bitter edge to the long flavour too – eventually the mid-palate takes on an extra dimension of higher-toned, pretty fruit. This really will become one of those sweet and delectable mature wines. Very impressive – you might think was only four or five years of age – not 12; unfortunately that means you should still wait another 4 or 5 years! Super.
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “ghislaine barthod 1999 chambolle-musigny”

  1. Philip Yip4th April 2011 at 7:38 amPermalinkReply

    How about the 2005? will it be better than the 1999? appreciate you can give me the advise. thanks.

    • billn4th April 2011 at 7:42 amPermalinkReply

      I think it will Philip, but you will have to have plenty of patience – at least another 10 years, more likely 15…

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