2001 Bruno Clavelier - Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d'Orveaux (Vieilles Vignes) 1er Cru
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($100) Good medium red. Explosive, liqueur-like aromas of strawberry, raspberry, flowers and minerals. Sweet, rich, fat and pliant, with minerally and peppery nuances. Wonderfully silky, tender wine with solid underlying spine. At the domain, this wine is priced a euro or two less than Clavelier's premier crus from Vosne-Romanee, making it an excellent value.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2004
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Full, broad nose and tight bitter cherry flavours. Quite painful palate because of acidity as well as tannin. (cask sample)Author: Jancis RobinsonIssue: 10/25/2005
Rating: 91Moderately saturated medium bright red. Sexy leesy complexity to the aromas of violet and mushroom. Solidly built, concentrated and classic, with flavors of violet, truffle and earth framed and intensified by an impression of spicy acidity. This has the balance of a northerly wine. Not especially expansive owing to its edge of acidity and dusty tannins but shows concentration and personality and finishes with lovely length and aromatic lift. Bruno Clavelier told me that this wine was totally changed by its malolactic fermentation (|like two different wines|) but nevertheless was |austere, Cistercian| for a long time. - Stephen Tanzer
Rating: 91Seductive, stylish and elegant spicy red fruit introduce firmly structured but not hard flavors where the structure is buffered by excellent sŠve and excellent depth. The structural elements are in harmony but this is clearly a wine that will require time. I very much like this as it's exceptionally pure.Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
Self | Rating:Seductive, stylish and elegant spicy red fruit introduce firmly structured but not hard flavors where the structure is buffered by excellent sŠve and excellent depth. The structural elements are in harmony but this is clearly a wine that will require time. I very much like this as it's exceptionally pure. BH 91 Drink 2008-2013Author: Jerry G74
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, and 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 , 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 , , , and .
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 , particularly and , and top producers include , , and .
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
- 28 bottles owned
- 10 collectors