patrice et maxime rion’s 2012 chambolle fuées

Update 20.10.2014(17.10.2014)billn


I’m delving into my small but perfectly formed ‘arrivage’ of 4 different 2012 en-primeurs. The white Pernand-Vergelesses Clos Berthet from Dubreuil-Fontaine is already two great bottles down – only 4 left – will they see out 2014? – maybe not! Today there’s the Fuées from Patrice Rion – I note that son Maxime now has his name on this négoce label too!

2012 Patrice et Maxim Rion, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Fuées
Hmm. A faint whiff of oak spice but it’s engulfed by smooth, dark-red fruit of fine depth – yum – even before it hits the tongue. Super-smooth on the palate with a faint undertow of oak, but such is the fineness of texture I expect even an oak-a-phobe will be purring. Full, round, and with perfect balance. There was no shame at all in opening this baby of a bottle.
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “patrice et maxime rion’s 2012 chambolle fuées”

  1. jonwyand20th October 2014 at 8:48 amPermalinkReply

    Bill have you tried their Terres Blanches 09 ( with screwcap ) Have I left it too late…?

    • billn20th October 2014 at 9:01 amPermalinkReply

      Long time ago Jon – if you’ve lots, open one up, if you haven’t, relax 😉

      Style-wise, this wine and the vintage combination won’t, I expect, make for electric drinking. But it will be tasty enough…

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