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2005 Maison Nicolas Potel Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 93 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46747-2005-750

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$165.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good dark red. Sweet, complex aromas of raspberry, minerals, spices and faded rose. Sexy and fine-grained in the mouth, with sweet flavors of kirsch, violet and minerals. Sappy, expressive wine with terrific intensity and lovely length. This has real finesse.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    Subtle wood spice notes set off the mostly red pinot fruit aromas nuanced by hints of game and underbrush that can also be found on the detailed, generous and full-bodied flavors that are generous and frank yet really quite fine on the dusty and palate staining finish.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2005 Charmes-Chambertin gives a quite raw, carnal and fresh-fruited account of itself, offering plenty of fresh, ripe cherry and strawberry as well. The tannins here are very fine-grained and a silky textural sensation is emerging. Hints of black tea and herbal distillates hover persistently, and the finish is long, juicy and especially bright.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Obviously young but pretty tasty.
    Author: Stephen G41
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

  • 242 bottles owned
  • 55 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 55 collectors)