2016 Chambertin Trapet Pere Et Fils

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Allen Meadows - Score: 87 (2019 Jan.)

Firm reduction dominates everything with the exception of a fleeting floral note at present. By contrast there is excellent freshness and underlying tension to the superbly well-concentrated and intensely mineral drive big-bodied flavors that flash plenty of classic Chambertin muscle on the austere, short and clipped finish where the supporting tannins are tough to the point of being borderline hard. All of the Trapet 2016s are obviously extremely young wines but I cannot recommend buying it as it's difficult to like at present and I cannot recommend aging it for fear that it will dry out.

Vinous - Score: 95 (2019 Oct.)

The 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru is the deepest in colour among the four Chambertins. Brambly dark berry fruit, crushed stone, hints of jasmine tea and light briny scents make this very complex, even if it does lack some finesse. The palate is medium-bodied with thick, chewy tannins that form its firm arching structure. This is a bold and ambitious Chambertin, although it just needs more nuance and finesse to rank amongst the greats. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.