International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($108) Complex nose combines white peach, flowers, minerals, earth and a whiff of white truffle. Sweet, broad, silky and voluminous, yet at the same time elegant and fine. Nicely high-pitched wine with a light touch. The subtle, spreading finish offers very good lift. Less showy than the Champs-Canet but impressive. Drink now or hold it for five years. This would be great with turbot.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: September/October 2008
Burghound | Rating: 91A beautifully elegant nose features notes of citrus, white flower, stone and a very discreet hint of smoke that introduces intense, pure and crisp middle weight flavors that possess a bit more minerality than is typical for Combettes if perhaps not quite the same level of depth that one expects, all wrapped in a detailed and beautifully balanced finish. My bet is that the complexity will come in time as everything else is in place to allow it to develop.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 3rd Quarter, 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2006 Combettes has a fine mineral-driven bouquet that is taut and stern, avoiding some of the rather smudged aromatics that some of the 2006 white Burgundy wines can exhibit. The palate has a crisp, smoke and flint-driven entry that suggests it will be a taut, minimalist affair, but instead it veers the other way and offers a surprising, light tropical finish that leaves a spicy aftertaste in the mouth. This is the kind of Combettes that keeps you on your toes.Author: Neal Martin
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 19 bottles owned
- 7 collectors