BURGUNDY BREIFING Sarah Marsh april 2010

juin 2010

Jean-Louis explains: “2008 was a cool vintage and a very long season: it started very early and we began to harvest at the very end of September. This was quite unbelievable, because we have not had to harvest in October for 10 years.“
We have selection of grapes at three stages

Gevrey-Chambertin 2008
very supple on the palate with a very pure, focused intensity violets and graphite – over a very ripe, griotte-scented core. Silky and refined tannins here, and a long, perfumed, high-toned finish. Supple, elegant, intense. Very good (15.5)

Gevrey-Chambertin,Petite Chapelle 2008
Very ripe and expressive on the nose, with a scented, floral character. On the palate this opens all velvet and allure, with a sleek texture. Becomes much more linear on the finish, with finely grainy tannin and a direct, high-toned minerality. The length is focused and direct, with composed cherry-stone aromatics. Particularly fine (17.5)

Gevrey-Chambertin, ClosPrieur 2008
Hugely charismatic, expressive aromatics of kirsch and floral spice. On the palate this is very vibrant and intense, with fresh dark and red fruit and a hint of spice. The length is focussed and very long – this has quite an assertive, sinewy style. Those tannins are pretty grippy, especially on the attack, and well sustained. They finish with lovely elegant dryness because the fruit sweeps back round again. Powerful, in a controlled way. Hugely scented length. Fine (18)

Chapelle-Chambertin 2008
Expressive and much more obviously fruity than the Latricières. Very ripe and open, with much more obvious fruit on the nose – spiced plum and cherry confit. On the palate it’s a bit more monumental with evident concentration, suedey tannin, and real warmth. All packs up densely on the finish very good concentration here.(18.5)

Latricières-Chambertin 2008
Deep but introverted aromas of black cherry stone. Initially this opens with very sleek and velvety tannins, which become very firm and finely grainy on the mid palate and finish. This is very tightly packed, quite terse, but all on the finish, which is wonderfully floral, with notes of violets, and ink and graphite minerality.Very fine (19)

Le Chambertin 2008
The nose here is intense but brooding – has that indefinable sense of depth. Kirsch, cherry stone and a touch of menthol. Quite a ride on the palate – loads of breadth, energy and pent up power. Firm but very finely structuring tannin. Utterly soaked in deep, dark, almost citrussy fruit. Pacy, strong, dynamic, muscular – but also generous. outstanding (19.5)

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