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2000 Maison Nicolas Potel Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 88 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46747-2000-750

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$125.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($88; a blend of three parcels, including one in Mazoyeres) Bright ruby-red. Discreet aromas of plum, redcurrant, spicy oak and game. Sweet and dense but juicy, with hints of dark chocolate and minerals. Focused and rather powerful, but less forthcoming today the Latricieres. Finishes very long, with ripe, suave tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2002
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    Elegant, pure and fine red cherry fruit and very complex, sappy flavors that display good structure but it's completely buried beneath the buckets of extract. Classic Charmes in a feminine style with excellent balance. This is hard not to like.
    Drink Dates: 2006-12
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2002
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Extraordinary flavours of pine and menthol decongestant! Strange... not sure about the flavour profile myself but there is no shortage of grip.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2014
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Warm and supple Pinot, a ripe yet elegant wine to drink with winter dishes. Full-bodied, it's filled with plenty of ripe tannins and opulent fruit. Succulent finish.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2006
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
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  • Nicolas Potel founded La Societe Nicolas Potel in 1997 after the sale of Pousse d'Or, which had been run by his father, Gerard Potel, since 1964. Though he has no vineyards of his own, Nicolas has been able to source grapes from some of the most prestigious vineyards in the Cote d'Or and by 2002 had 120 cuvees in production from 50 appellations. His fruit sources meet strict requirements including prime vineyard sites, a minimum of 35-year-old vines, and organic or even bio-dymanic farming. Potel makes wines that are richer and fuller than the more traditional style Burgundy.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Michel Magnien,Domaine Leroy,Domaine Dugat-Py

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 33 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors