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8 notes


2009 Damoy Pierre, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos TamisotDec. 2011
This has a beautiful nose; pure dark cherry and more higher-toned red fruit. Lithe in stance, with a velvet texture to the tannin. The intensity is pretty good, helped along the way by good acidity. Overall this wine’s stance is quite narrow today, but the aromas and flavours are excellent.
2008 Damoy Pierre, Chambertin Clos-de-BèzeNov. 2011
Medium, medium-plus colour. Lovely precise dark fruits on the nose, partly shaded to black, hints of minerals too before a beautiful note of violets takes centre-stage – just lovely. Cool in the mouth with initially understated impact, yet there is a wonderful complexity of fruit flavours. Just about perfect acidity finally meets tannin with a little hard grain to it. Long and very fine indeed – a clear winner!
2008 Damoy Pierre, Chambertin Clos-de-BèzeJan. 2011
Starts tight before slowly delivering a little musk – the last drops smell gorgeous though. Lovely in the mouth; round yet beautifully balanced. A beautifully contemplative wine.
2007 Damoy Pierre, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos TamisotJan. 2011
Medium-plus colour. A depth of dark fruit on the nose. This is quite a mouth-filler, showing soft tannin and a good balance. Not obviously of the vintage (and it’s following a great 08) – very nice indeed.
2006 Damoy Pierre, BourgogneDec. 2008
Quite deep colour. The nose shows floral tones and a nice depth. In the mouth there’s width and good acidity to go with the faint, furry tannins and a suggestion of dark oak. An excellent Bourgogne.
2006 Damoy Pierre, Chapelle-ChambertinDec. 2008
Medium, medium-plus colour. Wide with lovely, slightly floral high tones and super-focused fruit. It fills your mouth with super-fine tannin and a number of dimensions of lovely fruit. Lingers beautifully. This is a ‘hit’!
1997 Damoy Pierre, Chapelle-ChambertinNov. 2007
Wide and interesting, just a little diffuse but there’s plenty of complexity and a little earth. Relatively fresh, starting wide and narrows/concentrates into the finish – and it’s a good creamy finish. The overall stance of this wine is one of understatement – but it’s very nice and if seen at a good price…
1988 Damoy Pierre, Chambertin Clos-de-BèzeJan. 2003
Very mature medium/deep brick colour. Intense nose has toasty oak turned sweet with age and is very mocha with a background of soil, develops a very meaty overtone after a couple of hours. Still some higher fruit tones redolent of stewing prunes. The palate is broad and silky, still with lingering acidity, good smooth tannin and chocolatey notes. Initially in the mouth this wine seems a bit simple and is certainly not much more than medium length, palate broadens further with time, but no extra length. Too young ? Certainly it is a fine wine today and has enough structure for a few more years, I’m not sure there will be a benefit in waiting though. Just in case, I have another and will try it when it’s 20 vs Jadot’s & Bouchard’s 1998 version !
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