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2005 Nicolas Potel - Chambertin

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 98 WA
  • 97 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 75688-2005-750-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Deep red-ruby; less saturated than the last few samples. Reduced, vinous nose hints at pungent wild red fruits, minerals, smoked meat and tobacco. Silky and fine-grained; boasts a spherical shape that few wines of this vintage-or any other-can match. This has a wonderfully suave palate feel and coats every square millimeter of the palate. The texture of liquid silk carries through on the extremely long, layered finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Here is a 2005 Chambertin that rivals the rose petals of Clos de Beze, along with licorice, a ripeness of red fruit, a suggestion of peach jam, and a pungency of cinnamon that turns tactile on the palate. A chocolate richness and liqueur-like fruit intensity in the mouth never lose sight of the rose petals, nor cover up the chalk, wet stone and roasted meat that underlie a sumptuous, sultry finish. |Round,| |rich| and |resonant| gain new meaning with this stunningly opulent Pinot.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Burghound | Rating: 95

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    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
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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. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 661 bottles owned
    • 84 collectors