ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato
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94David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The fruit for Perrot-Minot's 2006 Chapelle-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, he reports, took two days of sorting, berry-by-berry, to avoid any taint of hail. Intensely-concentrated blackberry, cassis, peat, and savory, salted beef stock inform a seamlessly-rich, plush palate whose fine tannins have been almost completely sublimated. But for all of its density, when compared with the premier cru bottlings here this year, this Chapelle displays tension and vivacity that set up an enervating interplay of finishing flavors without depriving the taster of one bit of the succulence and juiciness promised on the mid-palate. This kinetic, tiny-berried, multi-boned grand cru reduction should be worth following for 12-15 years."
"Starts out briary and wild, with tobacco and spice notes, taming to sweet black cherry and licorice flavors. There's power and assertiveness as this cuts a broad swath. Shows the wild side of Gevrey, but also has purity and staying power. Fine length. Best from 2011 through 2022." -93 Points - Wine Spectator
"(just four barrels made, from fruit picked at the end of the harvest and painstakingly sorted) Good deep red-ruby color. Elegant, vibrant aromas of raspberry, minerals, smoke and stone. Can't match the last few wines for stuffing but there's plenty of power-and tannic spine-to the fresh blackberry and mineral flavors. Finishes broad but quite tannic. It will be interesting to follow this wine into the bottle." 92-94 Points - Stephen Tanzer
"A ripe but cool nose of very pretty red pinot fruit merges into rich and well-detailed medium full flavors that are delicious, stylish and possess good depth, all wrapped in a admirably persistent if moderately austere finish that displays lovely minerality. This is impressive as Chapelle was hammered by hail in 2006 yet there is no sense of drying tannins so the late harvest date Perrot-Minot used clearly helped tremendously in terms of obtaining ripe structural elements." -92 Points - Allen Meadows (Burghound)