Ruchottes Chambertin

2016 Ruchottes Chambertin Georges Mugneret Gibourg

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    Ruchottes Chambertin
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 95 (2019 Jan.)

Once again the wood treatment is worthy of mentioning though it stops short of overshadowing the high-toned, ripe and ultra-fresh aromas of various red berries, underbrush and truffle hints. The refined and highly energetic middle weight plus flavors possess a polished mouthfeel thanks primarily to the fine-grained tannins shaping the compact, tightly wound and built-to-age finish that flashes more than a touch of youthful austerity. This sneaky long effort will require at least a few years of bottle age first as it's very tight today and will live for years.

Vinous - Score: 91-94 (2018 Jan.)

(the only cru with normal production in 2016: 39 hectoliters per hectare): Bright, dark red. Inviting ripe scents of cherry, spices and earth; much more relaxed than the Feusselottes. Then quite suave and refined on the palate, offering excellent breadth but no weightiness to its flavors of red cherry, red berries, saline minerality and licorice. Still a bit youthfully imploded but all in finesse. The tannins spread out to dust the palate, with the finishing fruit and mineral flavors stimulating the taste buds. Aged in 70% new oak from four different coopers.