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2002 Chartron & Trebuchet, Chassagne-Montrachet Les MorgeotsMar. 2006
Medium-pale yellow. A tightly focused nose, perhaps a little pear fruit with faint citrus overlay. The palate has lovely acidity; pure, quite linear and delicate, yet so much to find. No real burst of concentration on the mid-palate yet the finish seems to have so much. A delicate but wonderfully engaging wine.
2002 Chartron & Trebuchet, Meursault CharmesMar. 2006
Medium yellow. The nose builds with time, intense and sweet, only faint traces of honey. The palate is all about a core of excellent acidity moving you towards a lovely wide and expressive finish. Like the Chassagne that precedes it, this is delicate rather than powerful, but with quite sufficient complexity for a 1er Cru – very enjoyable, though I just preferred the Chassagne.
2002 Chartron & Trebuchet, Saint-RomainNov. 2005
Medium yellow colour. High-toned, shades of spearmint and a fainter honeyed depth. The palate has bracing acidity – only just sufficient buffering fruit extract to bring into balance. Medium finishing. This is a very clean an crisp wine, but comes close to losing balance due to the forward acidity, given that (with time) the fruit is only going the wane I would look to drink these by the end of next summer.
2001 Chartron & Trebuchet, Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes Cuvée de Jean ChartronMar. 2005
I cannot lie, bought this purely out of interest because it was so cheap, ~8 Euro. For some time I forgot about it and at a moment of need in the kitchen I though it would be the perfect ingredient – it was, but I’d no idea how much I’d enjoy the remaining 2/3rds of a bottle. Medium yellow. The nose is a not unpleasant cocktail of sweet, ripe fruits with a nutty nod towards Meursault. The palate, however, nods in the direction of Puligny with balance, nice acidity and more than enough fruit to carry into a graceful finish. I bought more…
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