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1962 chambolle-musigny

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There were three of these in the auction lot I bought last year, the first had good colour, and a nice balance, but far too much oxidation to make a second pour. On Saturday night this, however, was different.

1962 Selection Banderole Grise (Caves Mövenpick, Suisse), Chambolle-Musigny
Again, very good colour – certainly nothing hinting at brown. The nose starts with a bit of funk, but 2 minutes later I’m in raptures – that almost sweetly textured old Burgundy note, a hint of truffle and fresh iron – you have to take a sip. That sip is not disappointing either; lovely freshness and good weight – there’s the merest suggestion of something oxidised but it’s on a very, very low-level. Slowly, over about 1 hour the nose becomes less sweet – there are raisins a little soy and slowly but surely more oxidation – but I’m pleased to say, never enough to stop me taking the next sip. There’s clearly a hint of volatility burning the inside of my nose – but hey, this is over 50 years old. Yum!
Rebuy – No Chance

One response to “1962 chambolle-musigny”

  1. Tom Blach

    Yum indeed.One always wonders what these things are made of; I only get really strong impressions of added algerian from minor British merchant bottlings. It does seem that in those days not much fuss was made about premier cru over village status and a lot of grander things probably got into what were in those considered to be prestige village wines.

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