Griottes Chambertin (0.75 L)
WA The 2012 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru was picked on September 24 and includes 15% whole cluster fruit. Bright in color, it has a lively bouquet (despite a touch of reduction on this sample), laden with bright red cherries, blueberry and wild strawberry, plus a hint of sea spray emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, offering a smooth silky texture that is deceptive, since the finish suggests much better backbone and density than the Clos-de-Beze. Excellent.
WA / RP: 94