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2010 - Piron Chenas Quartz
Sub Region Beaujolais Cru
library code: 65160
From the Critics:
- "The 2010 Chenas Quartz Domaine Piron & Lameloise - bottled for one week when I tasted it - reflects the quartzite-rich soil in which it grows in mouthwatering salinity and an active sense of mineral impingement. Like the corresponding Morgon Cote de Py, 40% of this matured in demi-muid, and given the concentration of ripe but tart red raspberry and sour cherry that abounds all the way through to an exuberant finish, the raw material was clearly in little danger of sacrificing primary juiciness to wood. This should benefit from a year in bottle and drink deliciously for several thereafter. (The 2009 - recently showing as impressively today as it did when I reported on it for issue 190 - was also labeled as "Quartz," although the Pirons anticipated at the time I tasted it that they would be compelled to indicate only the initial "Q," a circumstance on which I duly but as it turns out misleadingly reported.)" (08/11) -
- "Vivid ruby. Aromas and flavors of wild red berries, minerals and candied rose, with a smoky nuance and a touch of cracked pepper. Racy, focused and pure, with very good depth to its raspberry and bitter rhubarb flavors. Shows impressive clarity and energy on the finish, which is spicy and long." (04/12) -