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2005 Gerard Raphet - Charmes-Chambertin (Cuvee Unique)

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 98924-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($130) Good full red. Superripe aromas of musky strawberry, plum, tar and chocolate, with a medicinal note of cough syrup. Broad, large-scaled and sweet but youthfully brooding, with slightly sullen flavors of maraschino cherry, chocolate and tar. This very young and bound-up wine shows a liqueur-like ripeness and finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. Still stunned by the bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    An almost surprisingly open and accessible aromatic profile of ripe dark berry and black cherry fruit aromas with plenty of Gevrey character merge into rich, full and very generous sweet and textured medium full-bodied flavors that possess plenty of punch. While presently very approachable, there is a firm core of buried tannins that will probably cause this to close up once in bottle.
    Drink Dates: 2013+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
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  • Jean Raphet finally passed control of the domaine to his son Gerard in 2002, though his son had been tending the vineyards for over a decade. The wines from this property are remarkable and brilliant renditions of Pinot Noir. Equal parts caressing finesse, fruit purity and aromatic bliss, they have excellent track records at all levels. From the Bourgogne, to the mere cases production of the Grand Cru Clos de Beze, Raphet wines are consistently palate pleasing.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Georges Roumier,Domaine des Lambrays,Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue

    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. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 344 bottles owned
    • 65 collectors