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2005 Domaine Pierre Damoy Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru

  • 94 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46596-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($249) Full, deep red-ruby. Blackberry, black raspberry, musky leather, minerals and menthol on the nose. At once silky and lively on entry, then dense but fine-grained in the middle, with dark fruit flavors complicated by smoky earth and leather. A serious step up in volume and extract from the village wine: this one has a real thickness. With much more mid-palate material, the rather fine tannins come across as quite harmonious. Finishes with notes of meat and leather.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Intense aromas and flavors of violet, cassis, blackberry and damson won't quit. Succulent and vibrant, with a base of tannins that emerge midpalate, only to be balanced again on the finish with sweet, ripe fruit.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Burghound | Rating: 93

    This is a seductively spicy wine with a nose that borders on the exotic as the floral black fruit aromas display an almost Vosne-like nose with Asian spice and tea notes serving as a beguiling introduction to the exceptionally rich flavors set off by understandably more sophisticated tannins on the long and palate saturating finish. A lovely wine of harmony and fine balance but with serious character and depth. It reminds me a bit of the '93 in its youth and should age accordingly.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 1st Quarter, 2008
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  • 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

    • 31 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors