I’m off the whites for a bit – after 34,35,37,28,26°C during the last working week, we are now dumped back into 15-17°C – something to warm my heart is required…
2005 Bertagna, Chambolle-Musigny Le Village
Medium-plus colour. The nose is concentrated essence of dark cherry with hints of cherry stone too – it needs no time to warm-up in the glass, staying very primary over the 30 or-so hours it was consumed. In the mouth this is concentrated and smooth, initially part of the flavour components had a volatile impression but it was soon gone – that’s the thing with volatility I guess 😉 Wide, plenty of impact – super acidity balances the impressive concentration and finely textured (lurking) tannin too. I thought this brilliant on release – but much from Chambolle was in this vintage – and I’m still not disappointed to have bought the bottles.
Rebuy – Yes